Rafting Down The Rapids 4th Quarter Independent Read-files

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 65

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Rafting Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the main idea of the selection?
    • A. 

      All the paddlers got soaked every day rafting on the river.

    • B. 

      Two partially blind students from Tucson took a trip.

    • C. 

      Everyone in the group went through all the rapids.

    • D. 

      Blind and sighted people learned from each other while they enjoyed an exciting rafting trip.

  • 2. 
    What effect did the rafters observe when the riverbed got narrower?
    • A. 

      The water ran faster.

    • B. 

      The winds were stronger.

    • C. 

      There were fewer rapids.

    • D. 

      The desert sun got hotter.

  • 3. 
    The selection says, "Everyone paddled hard to make headway."  The word headway means
    • A. 

      Waves

    • B. 

      Progress

    • C. 

      Warmth

    • D. 

      A race

  • 4. 
    What image does the author use to show how difficult it was to paddle against the wind?
    • A. 

      Strong winds blew against the rafts.

    • B. 

      The wind held them back like a giant invisible hand.

    • C. 

      That was the toughest part of the trip.

    • D. 

      Everyone paddled hard to make headway.

  • 5. 
    What did all of the students on the trip have in common?
    • A. 

      They all had trouble controlling their paddles.

    • B. 

      They were all blind.

    • C. 

      They had never ridden the rapids before.

    • D. 

      They all fell off the rafts.

  • 6. 
    Compared with the sighted people, why were the visually handicapped people better rafters?
    • A. 

      They were better than the other sighted rafters.

    • B. 

      They were stronger paddlers than the other sighted rafters.

    • C. 

      They were perfect paddlers.

    • D. 

      They didn't get nervous and listened for commands and responded quickly.

  • 7. 
    The author's main purpose in this selection is to?
    • A. 

      Explain how to paddle through rapids.

    • B. 

      Describe the San Juan River.

    • C. 

      Inform readers about an entertaining and educational adventure.

    • D. 

      Entertain readers with a story about rafting guides.

  • 8. 
    Which sentence states a fact?
    • A. 

      "It sounds scary, but it's really fun!"

    • B. 

      "We paddled for hours without stopping."

    • C. 

      "The rapids were great-and so was the food!"

    • D. 

      "That was the toughest part of the trip."

  • 9. 
    In this text, the author presents information mainly by
    • A. 

      Explaining causes and effects.

    • B. 

      Telling events in order.

    • C. 

      Explaining problems and their solutions.

    • D. 

      Making comparisons and contrasts.

  • 10. 
    The author of this selection would most likely agree that
    • A. 

      Everyone benefits when people with and without handicaps work together.

    • B. 

      Rafting is too dangerous for most people with handicaps.

    • C. 

      Blind people can do anything that sighted people can do.

    • D. 

      Sighted people are poor paddlers compared with blind people.

  • 11. 
    What did the rafters do on the last day of the trip?
    • A. 

      They rode through the biggest set of rapids.

    • B. 

      They stopped in the town of Mexican Hat.

    • C. 

      They learned to respond quickly to their guides.

    • D. 

      They paddled hard to reach Lake Powell.

  • 12. 
    Which sentence states an opinion?
    • A. 

      "The San Juan River flows from east to west across the desert of southeastern Utah."

    • B. 

      "Those who could see described the sights to those who couldn't."

    • C. 

      "This trip was fantastic."

    • D. 

      "Under the hot desert sun, wet clothes dried quickly."

  • 13. 
    What did the guides conclude about the people who took the trip?
    • A. 

      They were perfect paddlers.

    • B. 

      When asked to close their eyes, the sighted people would feel uncomfortable.

    • C. 

      Both handicapped people and non-handicapped people were able to help each other, have fun, and have a great trip.

    • D. 

      Fisher often takes the handicapped on trips.

  • 14. 
    When they reached their destination, the people in this selection most likely felt
    • A. 

      Relieved that they had survived the dangers.

    • B. 

      Disappointed that the trip was over so soon.

    • C. 

      Determined never to take a trip like that again.

    • D. 

      Frightened by what they had experienced.

  • 15. 
    The author of the story used a simile to describe an event.  Which of the following sentences from the story represents a simile?
    • A. 

      "They were perfect paddlers!"

    • B. 

      "The visually handicapped people actually did a little better."

    • C. 

      "You hit the waves, you go down real fast like a rollercoaster."

    • D. 

      Paddlers hurled buckets of water at each other.

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