Exploring The Undersea Territory

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  • 1. 

    What does the word vessels mean in the sentence? Modern sea vessels are equipped with advanced technology.

    • A.

      Trains

    • B.

      Racing cars

    • C.

      Spaceships

    • D.

      Ships or large boats

    Correct Answer
    D. Ships or large boats
    Explanation
    The word "vessels" in the sentence refers to ships or large boats. It is used to describe the type of transportation that is equipped with advanced technology.

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  • 2. 

     What does the word estimated mean in the sentence? It is estimated that more than 100 shipwrecks sit on the bottom of Lake Huron.

    • A.

      Incorrect

    • B.

      Amazing

    • C.

      Accurate

    • D.

      Guessed

    Correct Answer
    D. Guessed
    Explanation
    The word "estimated" in the sentence means that someone has made a calculation or prediction based on available information. It suggests that the number of shipwrecks in Lake Huron is not known for certain, but has been approximated or guessed based on some evidence or analysis.

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  • 3. 

    What does the word documenting mean in the sentence? Robert Ballard believes that documenting shipwrecks will tell an important story.

    • A.

      Making a record of them

    • B.

      Singing about them

    • C.

      Repairing them

    • D.

      Finding them

    Correct Answer
    A. Making a record of them
    Explanation
    The word "documenting" in the sentence means making a record of shipwrecks. Robert Ballard believes that by documenting shipwrecks, he can gather information and evidence that will help to tell an important story about them. This could involve taking photographs, creating maps, collecting artifacts, and recording data about the wrecks. By documenting shipwrecks, Ballard aims to preserve their history and provide valuable insights into the past.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these BEST describes how Sylvia Earle earned the nickname “Her Deepness”?

    • A.

      She has dedicated her life to exploring the oceans of the world.

    • B.

      She helped design a compact version of a submarine.

    • C.

      She thinks that the ocean is the cornerstone of life.

    • D.

      In 1979, she made the deepest ocean dive.

    Correct Answer
    D. In 1979, she made the deepest ocean dive.
  • 5. 

    Which of these is an opinion?

    • A.

      Lake Huron is one of the five Great Lakes.

    • B.

      This is the Lewis and Clark era for oceans.

    • C.

      Ballard’s team is studying shipwrecks in Lake Huron.

    • D.

      Sylvia Earle held the position of Explorer-in-Residence.

    Correct Answer
    B. This is the Lewis and Clark era for oceans.
    Explanation
    The statement "This is the Lewis and Clark era for oceans" is an opinion because it expresses a subjective belief or perspective about the time period being similar to the Lewis and Clark era. Opinions are based on personal interpretations and can vary from person to person.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these BEST describes what Robert Ballard is known for?

    • A.

      Finding Shipwreck Alley

    • B.

      Locating the wreck of the Titanic

    • C.

      Identifying the wreck of the Cornelia B. Windiate

    • D.

      Being a National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence

    Correct Answer
    B. Locating the wreck of the Titanic
    Explanation
    Robert Ballard is known for his achievement in locating the wreck of the Titanic. He led an expedition in 1985 that successfully discovered the remains of the famous shipwreck in the North Atlantic Ocean. This discovery brought significant attention to Ballard and solidified his reputation as a renowned explorer and underwater archaeologist.

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  • 7. 

    Where does Robert Ballard believe we will learn about from the shipwrecks found in Shipwreck Alley?

    • A.

      Africa

    • B.

      The world

    • C.

      The Antarctic

    • D.

      North America

    Correct Answer
    D. North America
    Explanation
    Robert Ballard believes that we will learn about North America from the shipwrecks found in Shipwreck Alley.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these BEST supports Sylvia Earle’s opinion that the health of the oceans is important to our well-being?

    • A.

      A. The ocean is very big, so it is important.

    • B.

      If the ocean is sick, nobody would go to the beach.

    • C.

      Without the oceans, nobody would be able to explore them.

    • D.

      The oceans produce most of the oxygen on Earth, and it shapes the weather.

    Correct Answer
    D. The oceans produce most of the oxygen on Earth, and it shapes the weather.
    Explanation
    The answer supports Sylvia Earle's opinion because it states that the oceans produce most of the oxygen on Earth, which is essential for our well-being. Additionally, it mentions that the oceans shape the weather, which affects our daily lives and overall well-being.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these is MOST LIKELY a reason why Robert Ballard continues to dedicate his work to revealing the mysteries of the world’s oceans?

    • A.

      To be able to use a submersible

    • B.

      To increase awareness of human history

    • C.

      To earn credit for discovering new shipwrecks

    • D.

      To gain recognition from the National Geographic Society

    Correct Answer
    B. To increase awareness of human history
    Explanation
    Robert Ballard continues to dedicate his work to revealing the mysteries of the world's oceans because he wants to increase awareness of human history. By exploring and studying the oceans, Ballard aims to uncover and share valuable information about past civilizations, shipwrecks, and historical events that have taken place underwater. This knowledge can contribute to a better understanding of our collective history and provide insights into the development of human societies.

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