Finding The Titanic Quiz

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Finding The Titanic Quiz


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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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 13. 
    What was Argo?
    • A. 

      A survivor

    • B. 

      A submarine

    • C. 

      A robot

    • D. 

      An underwater sled

  • 14. 
    Many people believed the Titanic was--
    • A. 

      Too big

    • B. 

      Unsinkable

    • C. 

      Just wreckage

    • D. 

      Too expensive

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 19. 
    What year did the Titanic sink?
    • A. 

      1985

    • B. 

      1912

    • C. 

      2014

    • D. 

      2001

  • 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

  • 21. 
    How many voyages had the Titanic been on?
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Five

    • C. 

      This was its first one

    • D. 

      Six

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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