Modals In The Mystery Of The Mary Celeste

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Modals In The Mystery Of The Mary Celeste

Read this Wikipedia article about the Mary Celeste, and then answer the questions about it. Choose the correct answer. Your score will the average of your attempts. The Mary Celeste was an American merchant ship famous for having been discovered on 4 December 1872 in the Atlantic Ocean, unmanned and apparently abandoned (one lifeboat was missing, along with its 7 crew), although the weather was fine and her crew had been experienced and capable seamen. The Mary Celeste was in seaworthy condition and still under sail heading toward the Strait of Gibraltar. She had been at sea for a month and had over six months' worth of food and water on board. Her cargo was untouched and the personal belongings of passengers and crew were still in place, including valuables. The


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The abandoned ship must have been discovered in 1872.In the context of the reading, this sentence 
    • A. 

      Makes sense.

    • B. 

      Does not make sense.

  • 2. 
    The ship couldn't have been attacked by robbers. In the context of the reading, this sentence 
    • A. 

      Makes sense.

    • B. 

      Does not make sense.

  • 3. 
    Some people think there might have been alcoholic fumes on the ship. In the context of the reading, this sentence
    • A. 

      Makes sense.

    • B. 

      Does not make sense.

  • 4. 
    The families of the crew must have been very worried about them.In the context of the reading, this sentence 
    • A. 

      Makes sense.

    • B. 

      Does not make sense.

  • 5. 
    The ship must have been attacked by a sea monster. In the context of the reading, this sentence 
    • A. 

      Makes sense.

    • B. 

      Does not make sense.

    • C. 

      Option 4

  • 6. 
    The ship must have been attacked by a sea monster. In the context of the reading, this sentence
    • A. 

      Makes sense.

    • B. 

      Does not make sense.

  • 7. 
    The captain might have decided to abandon the ship.In the context of the reading, this sentence
    • A. 

      Makes sense.

    • B. 

      Does not make sense.

  • 8. 
    The ship must have been very lucky. In the context of the reading, this sentence
    • A. 

      Makes sense.

    • B. 

      Does not make sense.

  • 9. 
    The ship may have been wrecked off the coast of Haiti.In the context of the reading, this sentence
    • A. 

      Makes sense.

    • B. 

      Does not make sense.

  • 10. 
    The people who found the abandoned ship couldn't figure out what happened. In the context of the reading, this sentence
    • A. 

      Makes sense.

    • B. 

      Does not make sense.

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