"Disaster On The Mountain" Article Quiz

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"Disaster On The Mountain" Article Quiz

Remember to read the QUESTIONS carefully, all of the answers carefully and look back at the article BEFORE ANSWERING! You MAY use the work you completed on this article!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Descriptive language helps us imagine how something looks, feels, sounds, smells, or tastes. How does the author use descriptive language to tell the story of Stroud and Repetto?   (write at least 2 strong sentences and use EVIDENCE FROM THE TEXT)
  • 2. 
    Consider Jill Fredston’s quote: “Nature sends out strong messages. If only people would learn to listen.” What does she mean? Explain her quote in your own words using details from the article.   Should be AT LEAST 3 sentences AND use details from text!
  • 3. 
    According to the information found in the graph (page 9), how quickly would an avalanche move in 5 seconds?
  • 4. 
    What does the word SERENE (used in the article) mean?
    • A. 

      Dangerous and scary

    • B. 

      Peaceful and calm

    • C. 

      Hopeful and joyful

    • D. 

      Sketchy and disturbing

  • 5. 
    Which of the following make BACKCOUNTRY skiing dangerous?  (answer all that apply)!!
    • A. 

      There are no emergency crews

    • B. 

      The shadowed slopes can cause major issues

    • C. 

      The slopes are not maintained or supervised

    • D. 

      Backcountry slopes area always remote

    • E. 

      Lots of people enjoy backcountry skiing

  • 6. 
    Which words BEST DESCRIBE Skip Repetto?
    • A. 

      Strong willed and foolish

    • B. 

      Well-prepared and cautious

    • C. 

      Persevering and skilled

    • D. 

      Desperate and panicky

  • 7. 
    What is meant by TEXT Structure?  (discussed in class when we began the article!!)
    • A. 

      The building of a text in a way that helps it be more descriptive to the reader

    • B. 

      The way a text is set up and presents the information given

    • C. 

      The structure of something when you look at it

    • D. 

      Text structure

  • 8. 
    How does the section “Warning Signs” help to develop the article?
    • A. 

      It tells how Repetto rescued Stroud

    • B. 

      It provides a detailed biography of Jill Fredston

    • C. 

      It explains how Stroud triggered the avalanche

    • D. 

      It gives advice on how to avoid avalanches

  • 9. 
    Which quote BEST supports the answer to question 5 above?
    • A. 

      "He dug until he was too exhausted to dig, then he dug more . . .” (p. 8)

    • B. 

      "He dug until he was not too exhausted to dig, then he dug more . . .” (p. 8)

    • C. 

      “He clawed at the snow, desperate to stay on top...”(p.6)

    • D. 

      “Repetto stumbled and fell but managed to right himself in time to escape.” (p. 6)

  • 10. 
    Which statement best reflects the central idea of the article? 
    • A. 

      Safety gear can give people a false sense of security when they are in danger. and people should not ever go backcountry skiing

    • B. 

      If there is fresh snow and a quick change in the weather, an avalanche is more likely to occur

    • C. 

      More and more people are being caught in backcountry skiing avalanches and if places would not allow backcountry skiing then people would be more safe

    • D. 

      Two experienced skiers nearly avoided tragedy after they ignored clear avalanche warning signs --people should be very careful, be prepared, and pay attention to warning signs

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is probably NOT one of the reasons the author wrote the article? 
    • A. 

      To inform people about avalanche warning signs

    • B. 

      To tell readers the incredible story of two skiers

    • C. 

      To persuade readers not to go skiing

    • D. 

      To provide readers with advice about how to be prepared in the event of an avalanche

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements is supported by details from “Avalanches by the Numbers”? 
    • A. 

      The greatest number of avalanche deaths per year since 2000 occurred in 2007.

    • B. 

      Snowmobilers are at a slightly higher risk of being killed in an avalanche than skiers.

    • C. 

      Trauma during the fall is what kills most people in an avalanche

    • D. 

      Avalanche air-pack bags are overrated and overpriced

  • 13. 
    Which of the following statements from the article contains personification? 
    • A. 

      “He knew time was precious.” (p. 8)

    • B. 

      “‘Nature sends out strong messages,’ Fredston says.” (p. 8)

    • C. 

      “Experts call this the ‘halo effect.’” (p. 7)

    • D. 

      “The snow around him was as hard as concrete.” (p. 8)

  • 14. 
    When the article talks about the TERRAIN where the skiers ski, to what it is referring?
    • A. 

      The avalanches themselves and the problems they poe for skiers

    • B. 

      The ski mountain that is maintained by experts

    • C. 

      The way the snow is loosely laying, causing the avalanche

    • D. 

      The lay of the land, physical geography of the land

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