El Nino: Child Of The Ocean

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Read the passage and answer the following questions.


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  • 1. 
    What is the author's general purpose for writing this article?
    • A. 

      To explain how rain forms

    • B. 

      To describe hot weather

    • C. 

      To give information about El Nino

    • D. 

      To write an entertaining piece about weather

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements in an opinion?
    • A. 

      The heavy rains of El Nino can cause flooding.

    • B. 

      Scientist must feel puzzled by El Nino

    • C. 

      El Nino lasts nine to twelve months.

    • D. 

      Even Africa is affect by El Nino.

  • 3. 
    How are El Nino and La Nina alike?
    • A. 

      They both begin at the same time of year.

    • B. 

      The both cause dry weather in the southern United States.

    • C. 

      The both bring wet weather to the Pacific Northwest.

    • D. 

      They both cause a change in ocean temperature.

  • 4. 
    The article is mostly about
    • A. 

      Hurricanes in the Atlantic

    • B. 

      Drought caused by El Nino

    • C. 

      How weather changes during the year.

    • D. 

      The worldwide effects of El Nino

  • 5. 
    Which detail from the article best supports the main idea?
    • A. 

      Areas as far away as Africa are affected by El Nino.

    • B. 

      El Nino begins when the winds over the Pacific Ocean die down.

    • C. 

      Every four or five years El Nino occurs.

    • D. 

      El Nino is a weather phenomenon.

  • 6. 
    As a result of El Nino,
    • A. 

      Weather forecasters can accurately predict the weather.

    • B. 

      Fishing conditions improve.

    • C. 

      There may be more rainstorms in Tahiti.

    • D. 

      More people go to Tahiti.

  • 7. 
    From details in the article, you can infer that El Nino
    • A. 

      Is a predictable weather disturbance.

    • B. 

      Affects more than just the world's weather conditions.

    • C. 

      Makes traveling to other countries easier.

    • D. 

      Happens every two years.

  • 8. 
    How does the El Nino cycle begin?
    • A. 

      Many small ocean creatures and fish die.

    • B. 

      Winds over the Pacific Ocean die down, and the ocean water warms.

    • C. 

      Drought occurs in Zimbabwe, causing food shortages.

    • D. 

      Scientist become puzzled.