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  • 1. 

    About how many passengers did the Titanic carry?

    • A.

      86

    • B.

      Over 2,000

    • C.

      About 400

    • D.

      Just over 600

    Correct Answer
    B. Over 2,000
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "over 2,000". This is because the Titanic was a large passenger ship that had a capacity of over 2,000 passengers. It was designed to accommodate a large number of people and had various amenities and facilities to cater to their needs. The exact number of passengers on board the Titanic on its ill-fated maiden voyage in 1912 was around 2,224.

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  • 2. 

    Where did the search for the Titanic begin?

    • A.

      At the point where the ship had last been seen before sinking

    • B.

      About 200 miles east of New York City

    • C.

      Where the lifeboats had been found by the rescue ship

    • D.

      Just off the Atlantic shorleine

    Correct Answer
    C. Where the lifeboats had been found by the rescue ship
    Explanation
    The search for the Titanic began where the lifeboats had been found by the rescue ship. This is because the location of the lifeboats would provide crucial information about the ship's last known position before sinking. By starting the search at this point, the search team would have a higher chance of locating the wreckage of the Titanic.

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  • 3. 

    Why was the Becker family on board the Titanic?

    • A.

      They were on their way to visit friends in the United States.

    • B.

      Their farther was waiting for them in India.

    • C.

      Ruth Becker was ill and need to live in warmer weather.

    • D.

      Ruth's brother was ill so they were sailing to America after living in India.

    Correct Answer
    D. Ruth's brother was ill so they were sailing to America after living in India.
    Explanation
    The Becker family was on board the Titanic because Ruth's brother was ill and they were sailing to America after living in India.

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  • 4. 

    The Titanic was the largest ship afloat in 1912, with--

    • A.

      Over 6,000 passenger cabins

    • B.

      Nine decks and the height of an 11-story building

    • C.

      A width the size of 3 football fields

    • D.

      Measurement just under one mile in lenth

    Correct Answer
    B. Nine decks and the height of an 11-story building
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "nine decks and the height of an 11-story building." This answer accurately describes one of the characteristics of the Titanic, highlighting its impressive size and scale. The mention of nine decks and the comparison to the height of an 11-story building emphasizes the immense structure of the ship, further emphasizing its status as the largest ship afloat in 1912.

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  • 5. 

    After Mrs. Becker was helped into a lifeboat with Marian and Richard,--

    • A.

      The captain took Ruth to a group of children and told her to wait

    • B.

      Ruth ran back to her cabin for their life jackets

    • C.

      Ruth walked over to the next boat and asked if she could get in

    • D.

      Marian grabbed Ruth and hauled her into the boat

    Correct Answer
    C. Ruth walked over to the next boat and asked if she could get in
  • 6. 

    The survivors tried to keep boats close together while--

    • A.

      The looked for the captain

    • B.

      The children sang softly to stay awake

    • C.

      They rowed toward to lights in the distance

    • D.

      Several men swam ahead to find them help

    Correct Answer
    C. They rowed toward to lights in the distance
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "they rowed toward the lights in the distance." This answer makes sense because when the survivors are in a difficult situation, it is logical for them to row towards a source of light in the distance as it could indicate the presence of help or civilization. This action shows their determination to find help and increase their chances of survival.

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  • 7. 

    When Ruth was pulled aboard the Carpathia, a woman said--

    • A.

      Ruth's brother was missing

    • B.

      Ruth's mother was looking for her

    • C.

      No other children had been rescued

    • D.

      Several lifeboats had sunk

    Correct Answer
    B. Ruth's mother was looking for her
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, the correct answer is that Ruth's mother was looking for her. This implies that Ruth's mother was concerned about her well-being and was actively searching for her, suggesting that Ruth's mother was not aware of her daughter's whereabouts and was relieved to find her on board the Carpathia.

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  • 8. 

    One thing cameras on the Argo had spotted on the ocean floor was a--

    • A.

      Chest filled with jewlery

    • B.

      Grandfather clock

    • C.

      Huge boiler

    • D.

      Large compass

    Correct Answer
    C. Huge boiler
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a huge boiler. The question implies that cameras on the Argo were used to spot something on the ocean floor. Out of the given options, a huge boiler is the most logical item to find on the ocean floor as it could potentially be part of a sunken ship or wreckage.

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  • 9. 

    What did the crew of Argo discover about the ship?

    • A.

      It was almost totally buried in mud.

    • B.

      There were large holes in the deck, and it had broken into two sections.

    • C.

      It had apparently lost all its engines when it struck the iceberg.

    • D.

      The inside appeared virtually intact with no damage.

    Correct Answer
    B. There were large holes in the deck, and it had broken into two sections.
    Explanation
    The crew of Argo discovered that the ship had large holes in the deck and had broken into two sections.

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  • 10. 

    How were the close-up pictures of the inside of the Titanic obtained?

    • A.

      The Coast Guard used their video equipment.

    • B.

      Several divers took pictures.

    • C.

      A little robot named JJ went inside the ship.

    • D.

      A video camera was lowered inside with a small crane.

    Correct Answer
    C. A little robot named JJ went inside the ship.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A little robot named JJ went inside the ship." This answer suggests that the close-up pictures of the inside of the Titanic were obtained by using a robot named JJ.

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  • 11. 

    What does the author think about the objects from the wreckage of the Titanic?

    • A.

      He thinks the objects have no value.

    • B.

      He thinks the objects should be left in peace at the bottom of the ocean.

    • C.

      He think the objects should be in museums.

    • D.

      He think people should only take valuable and expensive items.

    Correct Answer
    B. He thinks the objects should be left in peace at the bottom of the ocean.
    Explanation
    The author believes that the objects from the wreckage of the Titanic should be left undisturbed at the bottom of the ocean. They likely believe that these objects hold historical and sentimental value and should be respected as part of the ship's resting place. The author does not think that the objects have no value or that people should only take valuable and expensive items. They also do not specifically mention that the objects should be in museums, so the best answer is that the author thinks the objects should be left in peace at the bottom of the ocean.

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  • 12. 

    When Ruth rode the elevator down as far as it would go she---

    • A.

      Heard the captain shouting

    • B.

      Found the hole where the iceberg had struck

    • C.

      Became lost in a maze of passageways

    • D.

      Discovered a swimming pool and steam baths

    Correct Answer
    D. Discovered a swimming pool and steam baths
  • 13. 

    What was Argo?

    • A.

      A survivor

    • B.

      A submarine

    • C.

      A robot

    • D.

      An underwater sled

    Correct Answer
    D. An underwater sled
    Explanation
    Argo is an underwater sled used for scientific research and exploration. It is designed to be towed behind a ship and can carry various instruments and equipment to collect data from the ocean floor. The sled is equipped with cameras and sensors to capture images and measurements of the underwater environment. It allows scientists to study marine life, geological formations, and other phenomena in the deep sea.

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  • 14. 

    Many people believed the Titanic was--

    • A.

      Too big

    • B.

      Unsinkable

    • C.

      Just wreckage

    • D.

      Too expensive

    Correct Answer
    B. Unsinkable
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer "unsinkable" is that many people believed the Titanic was unsinkable due to its advanced design and technology. The ship was touted as being able to withstand any collision with an iceberg or other obstacles. This belief in its unsinkability was reinforced by the confidence of the ship's builders and the media coverage at the time. However, the tragic sinking of the Titanic on its maiden voyage proved that this belief was unfounded.

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  • 15. 

    How can you tell that the sailing of the Titanic was a grand event?

    • A.

      Hundreds of passengers were cheering

    • B.

      People showed up to see the unsinkable ship

    • C.

      Many smaller boats were in the harbor to see the Titanic

    • D.

      All these choices

    Correct Answer
    D. All these choices
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All these choices." This is because each of the given options indicates that the sailing of the Titanic was a grand event. The fact that hundreds of passengers were cheering suggests that there was a sense of excitement and celebration surrounding the ship's departure. The presence of people showing up to see the unsinkable ship further emphasizes the significance of the event. Additionally, the fact that many smaller boats were in the harbor to see the Titanic indicates that it was a highly anticipated and noteworthy occasion.

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  • 16. 

    Why did Robert Ballard want to find the Titanic?

    • A.

      He had dreamed of finding the Titanic since he was boy.

    • B.

      He wanted to become famous for finding the ship

    • C.

      He wanted to prove his method for finding ships.

    • D.

      He didn't really care about finding it.

    Correct Answer
    A. He had dreamed of finding the Titanic since he was boy.
    Explanation
    Robert Ballard wanted to find the Titanic because he had dreamed of it since he was a boy. This suggests that his motivation was driven by a personal passion and fascination with the ship. It implies that the search for the Titanic was not just about fame or proving his method, but rather fulfilling a childhood dream.

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  • 17. 

    How do you think Ruth felt when she saw people jumping into the ocean from the Titanic?

    • A.

      Horrified

    • B.

      Sorrowful

    • C.

      Sad

    • D.

      All of these choices

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these choices
    Explanation
    Ruth most likely felt a combination of horrified, sorrowful, and sad when she saw people jumping into the ocean from the Titanic. The sight of people risking their lives and potentially drowning would have been horrifying. Additionally, witnessing such a tragic event would naturally evoke feelings of sorrow and sadness. Therefore, all of these choices accurately capture the range of emotions Ruth likely experienced in that moment.

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  • 18. 

    How does the author let you know that the time and date has changed in the story?

    • A.

      He gives the dates as subheadings.

    • B.

      He has Ruth tell you.

    • C.

      He shows a long timeline on each page.

    • D.

      The date never changes throughout the story.

    Correct Answer
    A. He gives the dates as subheadings.
    Explanation
    The author lets the reader know that the time and date has changed in the story by giving the dates as subheadings.

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  • 19. 

    What year did the Titanic sink?

    • A.

      1985

    • B.

      1912

    • C.

      2014

    • D.

      2001

    Correct Answer
    B. 1912
    Explanation
    The Titanic sank in 1912. This is a well-known historical fact and widely documented event. The sinking of the Titanic occurred on April 15, 1912, after the ship struck an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. The tragedy resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 people and has since become one of the most famous maritime disasters in history.

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  • 20. 

    About  how long was it between the Titanic sinking and Robert Ballard discovering the wreckage?

    • A.

      About 75 years

    • B.

      About 100 years

    • C.

      About 200 years

    • D.

      About 50 years

    Correct Answer
    A. About 75 years
    Explanation
    The correct answer is about 75 years. This is the approximate time period between the sinking of the Titanic and the discovery of its wreckage by Robert Ballard.

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  • 21. 

    How many voyages had the Titanic been on?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Five

    • C.

      This was its first one

    • D.

      Six

    Correct Answer
    C. This was its first one
    Explanation
    The answer states that the Titanic had been on its first voyage. This suggests that the Titanic had not been on any previous voyages before the one in question.

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  • 22. 

    What was the problem with the lifeboats?

    • A.

      The lifeboats were broken.

    • B.

      The Titanic did not have any lifeboats at all.

    • C.

      The lifeboats had holes in them.

    • D.

      There were not enough lifeboats for all the passengers.

    Correct Answer
    D. There were not enough lifeboats for all the passengers.
    Explanation
    The problem with the lifeboats on the Titanic was that there were not enough of them to accommodate all the passengers. This was a major issue because in the event of an emergency, such as the sinking of the Titanic, there were not sufficient lifeboats to save everyone on board. This lack of lifeboats contributed to the high number of casualties in the disaster.

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  • 23. 

    Why did so many people die in the water?

    • A.

      The water was freezing cold.

    • B.

      The passengers had no life jackets.

    • C.

      The passengers did not know how to swim.

    • D.

      They did not have their swim suits on.

    Correct Answer
    A. The water was freezing cold.
    Explanation
    Many people died in the water because it was freezing cold. The extreme cold temperature of the water could have caused hypothermia, leading to loss of body heat and ultimately death.

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  • 24. 

    Which person found the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean?

    • A.

      Robert Ballard

    • B.

      Argo

    • C.

      J.J. Astor

    • D.

      Captain Edward Smith

    Correct Answer
    A. Robert Ballard
    Explanation
    Robert Ballard is the correct answer because he is the person who found the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean. Robert Ballard is a renowned oceanographer and underwater archaeologist who led the joint French-American expedition that discovered the wreckage of the Titanic in 1985. His team used a remote-controlled submersible called Argo to explore the depths of the ocean and locate the sunken ship. This groundbreaking discovery provided valuable insights into the tragic sinking of the Titanic and helped preserve its historical significance.

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  • 25. 

    What would be another good title for this story?

    • A.

      The Titanic: Lost and Found

    • B.

      Ruth's Advenure

    • C.

      The Biography of Robert Ballard

    • D.

      A Day on the Titanic

    Correct Answer
    A. The Titanic: Lost and Found
    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "The Titanic: Lost and Found," would be another good title for this story because it suggests that the story will revolve around the discovery and exploration of the Titanic wreckage. This title captures the intrigue and fascination surrounding the historical event and the subsequent efforts to locate and document the sunken ship. It implies that the story will delve into the details of the Titanic's tragic fate and the subsequent discovery of its remains, making it an apt and engaging title for the narrative.

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  • 26. 

    Which statement is a fact?

    • A.

      Some people thought the Titanic was grand and unsinkable.

    • B.

      The enormous ship was very fancy and beautiful.

    • C.

      The Titanic hit an iceberg on April 15, 1912.

    • D.

      The sinking of the Titanic was the most interesting shipwreck in history.

    Correct Answer
    C. The Titanic hit an iceberg on April 15, 1912.
    Explanation
    The statement "The Titanic hit an iceberg on April 15, 1912" is a fact because it is a verifiable event that occurred on a specific date. It is not a matter of opinion or interpretation.

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  • 27. 

    On page 84, the author wrote "Nothing appeared on our screen but mud." How do you think the author felt about this?

    • A.

      He felt disappointed and discouraged.

    • B.

      He felt hopeful and excited.

    • C.

      He thought they were in the wrong ocean.

    • D.

      He felt happy and thrilled.

    Correct Answer
    A. He felt disappointed and discouraged.
    Explanation
    The author's statement "Nothing appeared on our screen but mud" indicates that they were not able to see anything of interest or value on their screen. This suggests that the author felt disappointed and discouraged because their expectations were not met and they were unable to find what they were looking for.

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  • 28. 

    Which details below describe the Titanic as being a fancy, luxurious ship?

    • A.

      It had gold-plated fixtures.

    • B.

      It had a Grand Staircase.

    • C.

      It had fancy cabins.

    • D.

      All of these choices.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these choices.
    Explanation
    All of the details mentioned - gold-plated fixtures, a Grand Staircase, and fancy cabins - indicate that the Titanic was a fancy and luxurious ship.

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  • 29. 

    Why might the ending of Ruth's story be called "bittersweet"?

    • A.

      Ruth and her family lived but a lot of people perished.

    • B.

      Ruth lived to be over 90 years old.

    • C.

      A lot of people died, but Ruth didn't feel sad.

    • D.

      Ruth was safe and Robert Ballard found the wreckage of the Titanic.

    Correct Answer
    A. Ruth and her family lived but a lot of people perished.
    Explanation
    The ending of Ruth's story might be called "bittersweet" because although Ruth and her family survived, many other people did not. This combination of joy and sorrow creates a bittersweet feeling.

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