Les. 16 The Man Who Made Time Travel Test

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  • 1. 

    How do you know "The Man Who Made Time Travel"is a biography?

    • A.

      It tell a about one even in the author's life.

    • B.

      It gives information about why a person is important

    • C.

      It tells the author's thoughs and feelings

    Correct Answer
    B. It gives information about why a person is important
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It gives information about why a person is important." This suggests that "The Man Who Made Time Travel" is a biography because biographies typically focus on the significance and impact of a person's life and achievements. By providing information about why the person in question is important, the book aligns with the characteristics of a biography.

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  • 2. 

    Based on the selection, which word BEST describes John Harrison?

    • A.

      Agreeable

    • B.

      Dedicated

    • C.

      Obedient

    • D.

      Respectful

    Correct Answer
    B. Dedicated
    Explanation
    Based on the selection, the word "dedicated" best describes John Harrison. This suggests that he is committed and devoted to his work or cause, showing a strong sense of determination and loyalty.

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  • 3. 

    What is the MAIN idea of this selection?

    • A.

      People have made clocks throughout history.

    • B.

      Clocks made by John Harrison have become famous.

    • C.

      Building a clock that could travel on a ship was simple.

    • D.

      John Harrison spent his life trying to make the perfect ship clock.

    Correct Answer
    D. John Harrison spent his life trying to make the perfect ship clock.
    Explanation
    The main idea of this selection is that John Harrison dedicated his life to creating the perfect ship clock. The other statements mentioned are supporting details that provide context and information about clocks throughout history and Harrison's fame, but the focus is on Harrison's lifelong pursuit of a ship clock.

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  • 4. 

    Why does the author describe Harrison's clock as a "mechanical forest of turning wheels"?

    • A.

      It was decorated with leaves.

    • B.

      It had many wooden parts.

    • C.

      It was extrememly accurate.

    • D.

      It looked like a small tree.

    Correct Answer
    B. It had many wooden parts.
    Explanation
    The author describes Harrison's clock as a "mechanical forest of turning wheels" because it had many wooden parts. This description implies that the clock was intricate and complex, resembling a forest with its numerous wheels made of wood.

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  • 5. 

    Why didn't John Harrison get the award after H1 proved itself at sea?

    • A.

      He asked for money to make more improvements on the clock.

    • B.

      The Board did not like the appearance of the clock.

    • C.

      He could not prove the clock solved the longitude.

    • D.

      The Board preferred a clock that included a pendulum.

    Correct Answer
    A. He asked for money to make more improvements on the clock.
    Explanation
    John Harrison did not receive the award after H1 proved itself at sea because he asked for money to make more improvements on the clock. The fact that he requested additional funds suggests that the clock was not yet perfect or fully functional, which may have raised doubts or concerns among the Board. They may have felt that the clock needed to be completely reliable and accurate before awarding him the prize.

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  • 6. 

    Which statement BEST supports the idea that Nevil Maskelyne wanted H4 to fail?

    • A.

      He tested it under conditions that would make it unreliable.

    • B.

      He moved the three clocks to the Royal Observatory.

    • C.

      He called John Harrison a "mere mechanic."

    • D.

      He decided to test the timepieces himself.

    Correct Answer
    A. He tested it under conditions that would make it unreliable.
    Explanation
    The statement "He tested it under conditions that would make it unreliable" suggests that Nevil Maskelyne intentionally set up the testing conditions in a way that would likely cause the H4 timepiece to fail. This implies that he wanted to prove that the H4 was not a reliable and accurate timekeeping device.

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  • 7. 

    Who tells the story of "The Man Who Made Time Travel"?

    • A.

      John Harrison

    • B.

      Nevil Maskelyne

    • C.

      A narrator outside the story

    • D.

      John Harrison's grown son

    Correct Answer
    C. A narrator outside the story
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a narrator outside the story. In this context, a narrator outside the story refers to a person who is not a character in the story but is telling the story from an external perspective. This means that the story is being relayed by someone who is not directly involved in the events or actions of the narrative.

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  • 8. 

    The information in "The Man Who Made Time Travel"could BEST be used for a student research project on

    • A.

      Famous ships of the 1700s.

    • B.

      Commerce in the port of Hull.

    • C.

      Longitude and sea navigation.

    • D.

      The history of public education.

    Correct Answer
    C. Longitude and sea navigation.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "longitude and sea navigation." The information in "The Man Who Made Time Travel" would be most relevant and useful for a student research project on longitude and sea navigation. The title suggests that the article is about someone who made advancements in time travel, which is closely related to navigation and calculating longitude. The other options, such as famous ships of the 1700s, commerce in the port of Hull, and the history of public education, are not mentioned in the given information and are therefore less likely to be the focus of the research project.

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  • 9. 

    What is an important fact from this story?

    • A.

      John Harrison had children.

    • B.

      John Harrison was devoted in solving a problem that finally got him prize money.

    • C.

      John Harrison grew old as he created different clocks.

    • D.

      John Harrison like to travel around the world.

    Correct Answer
    B. John Harrison was devoted in solving a problem that finally got him prize money.
    Explanation
    The important fact from this story is that John Harrison was devoted in solving a problem that finally got him prize money. This implies that he had a strong dedication towards his work and was ultimately rewarded for his efforts.

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  • 10. 

    How is the information in the text organized?

    • A.

      In alphabetical order

    • B.

      In chronological order

    • C.

      In numerical order

    • D.

      In order of importance

    Correct Answer
    B. In chronological order
    Explanation
    The information in the text is organized in chronological order, meaning that it is arranged according to the sequence of time. This suggests that the information is presented in the order in which events occurred or in a logical time progression.

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  • 11. 

    When the narrator writes about himself, which point of view is being used?

    • A.

      First person

    • B.

      Third person

    Correct Answer
    A. First person
    Explanation
    The correct answer is first person. In a first-person point of view, the narrator refers to themselves as "I" and provides their own perspective on the events and experiences being described. This allows the reader to gain insight into the narrator's thoughts, feelings, and personal experiences.

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  • 12. 

    Which pronouns would be used in a first person point of view? (3)

    • A.

      Me

    • B.

      He

    • C.

      I

    • D.

      We

    • E.

      She

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Me
    C. I
    D. We
    Explanation
    In a first person point of view, the pronouns used are "me," "I," and "we." "Me" is used when referring to oneself as the object of a sentence or preposition. "I" is used when referring to oneself as the subject of a sentence. "We" is used when referring to oneself and others as a group.

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  • 13. 

    Which pronouns would be used in a third person point of view? (3)

    • A.

      He

    • B.

      She

    • C.

      My

    • D.

      They

    • E.

      We

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. He
    B. She
    D. They
    Explanation
    In a third person point of view, pronouns such as "he," "she," and "they" are used. These pronouns refer to individuals or groups outside of the speaker and the person being spoken to. The pronouns "my" and "we" are not used in a third person point of view as they refer to the speaker or the speaker and others, respectively.

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  • 14. 

    Biographies are written in third person point of view.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Biographies are written in the third person point of view because they are accounts of someone's life written by someone else. This perspective allows for a more objective and unbiased portrayal of the subject, as it is not influenced by the author's personal feelings or experiences. Writing in the third person also helps to maintain a professional and authoritative tone in biographical works.

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  • 15. 

    Autobiographies are written in first person point of view.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Autobiographies are written in first person point of view because they are personal accounts of a person's own life. The author of an autobiography is typically the subject of the story and narrates their experiences, thoughts, and feelings from their own perspective. This allows the reader to gain a deeper understanding of the author's life and allows for a more personal and intimate connection between the author and the reader. Therefore, it is true that autobiographies are written in first person point of view.

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