Island Of The Blue Dolphins Chapters 16-20

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Island Of The Blue Dolphins Chapters 16-20 - Quiz

Choose the word or phrase that best completes the sentence.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A devilfish ejects a black cloud of liquid in the water when he is attacked because ________

    • A.

      He is scared

    • B.

      He wants to hide

    • C.

      He wants to get rid of the fish

    • D.

      He wants to dive for food

    Correct Answer
    B. He wants to hide
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the devilfish ejects a black cloud of liquid in the water when he is attacked because he wants to hide. When the devilfish releases the cloud of black ink, it creates a smokescreen effect that confuses and distracts potential predators, allowing the devilfish to escape and hide from its attackers.

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  • 2. 

    Won-a-pa-lei kept watching for the white man's ship because________________

    • A.

      She wanted exotic foods

    • B.

      She wanted to join her people, especially her sister

    • C.

      She was afraid of the wild dogs

    • D.

      She wanted clothes

    Correct Answer
    B. She wanted to join her people, especially her sister
    Explanation
    Won-a-pa-lei kept watching for the white man's ship because she wanted to join her people, especially her sister. This suggests that Won-a-pa-lei was separated from her people and sister, and she eagerly awaited the arrival of the white man's ship in hopes of reuniting with them.

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  • 3. 

    Won-a-pa-lei was not lonely now because she could talk to_________

    • A.

      Rontu

    • B.

      The sea elephants

    • C.

      Mukat

    • D.

      Tumaiyowit

    Correct Answer
    A. Rontu
    Explanation
    Won-a-pa-lei was no longer lonely because she could talk to Rontu. Rontu was likely a companion or friend to Won-a-pa-lei, providing her with the ability to communicate and alleviate her feelings of loneliness.

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  • 4. 

    Rontu had a confrontation with two wild dogs.  One was spotted and the other one was the leader.  When Rontu won the fight, he put his head back and howled standing on_______________

    • A.

      A large flat rock

    • B.

      A grassy mound of shellfish shells

    • C.

      A pile of rocks

    • D.

      A tree stump

    Correct Answer
    B. A grassy mound of shellfish shells
    Explanation
    After Rontu won the fight with the two wild dogs, he put his head back and howled standing on a grassy mound of shellfish shells. This suggests that the grassy mound of shellfish shells was a significant location for Rontu, possibly serving as a territorial marker or a place of importance within his environment. Standing on this mound and howling could be a display of dominance or a way for Rontu to communicate his victory to others in the area.

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  • 5. 

    The reason Won-a-pa-lei kept watching for the Red Aleut ship was because _______________

    • A.

      She enjoyed their company

    • B.

      They gave her jewelry

    • C.

      They would share their food

    • D.

      She wanted to move quickly to another cave

    Correct Answer
    D. She wanted to move quickly to another cave
    Explanation
    Won-a-pa-lei kept watching for the Red Aleut ship because she wanted to move quickly to another cave.

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  • 6. 

    Devilfish are dangerous because____________

    • A.

      They can eject a black cloud of liquid

    • B.

      They have long arms that can wrap around you

    • C.

      They can poison you

    • D.

      They can sting you

    Correct Answer
    B. They have long arms that can wrap around you
    Explanation
    Devilfish are dangerous because they have long arms that can wrap around you. These arms can potentially immobilize or suffocate their prey, making them a threat to humans who may encounter them.

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  • 7. 

    Won-a-pa-lei thought the best food in the sea was__________

    • A.

      Bass

    • B.

      Shellfish

    • C.

      Devilfish

    • D.

      Scallop

    Correct Answer
    C. Devilfish
    Explanation
    Won-a-pa-lei believed that devilfish was the best food in the sea.

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  • 8. 

    The cormorants roosted at________

    • A.

      Tall Rock

    • B.

      Black Cave

    • C.

      Coral Cove

    • D.

      The headland

    Correct Answer
    A. Tall Rock
    Explanation
    The cormorants roosted at Tall Rock because it is a suitable location for them to rest and nest. Cormorants are known to prefer rocky areas near water bodies, and Tall Rock provides a high vantage point for them to spot prey and escape from predators. Additionally, the rocky surface of Tall Rock allows the cormorants to easily grip and perch. Therefore, it is likely that the cormorants chose Tall Rock as their roosting spot.

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  • 9. 

    When Rontu and Won-a-pa-lei were in the Black Cave, they saw about two dozen figures on a ledge.  The were dressed in____________________

    • A.

      Cormorant feathers

    • B.

      Gull feathers

    • C.

      Dried kelp

    • D.

      Seal skins

    Correct Answer
    B. Gull feathers
    Explanation
    Rontu and Won-a-pa-lei saw about two dozen figures on a ledge in the Black Cave. These figures were dressed in gull feathers.

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  • 10. 

    Scallops grow on_____________

    • A.

      The reef

    • B.

      Floating kelp

    • C.

      Rocks near the coast

    • D.

      Ledges in sea caves

    Correct Answer
    B. Floating kelp
    Explanation
    Scallops grow on floating kelp because they attach themselves to the kelp plants using byssal threads. These threads allow the scallops to remain suspended in the water column, where they can filter feed on plankton and other small organisms. The kelp provides a stable and nutrient-rich environment for the scallops to thrive. This symbiotic relationship benefits both the scallops and the kelp, as the scallops gain protection and a food source, while the kelp receives additional nutrients from the scallop waste.

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