The Beast Of Loch Ness Quiz

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The Beast Of Loch Ness Quiz

The Beast Of Loch Ness monster is a mythical creature that can be found once in a while in the large fresh water lake, its story has led to a lot of tourist visiting the place and even buying surveniors. Do you believe in this legend and know some of the stories people tell about it? Take up the test below and see just how much you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following best expresses a central idea of the article?
    • A. 

      The Komodo Dragon was once thought to be a creature of myth.

    • B. 

      The legend of Loch Ness may have been a ploy to attract tourists.

    • C. 

      Some still believe that the Loch Ness monster is real despite the lack of credible evidence.

    • D. 

      The Loch Ness monster is real.

  • 2. 
    Which line from the article best supports the answer to question 1?
    • A. 

      "The human imagination is powerful."

    • B. 

      "Though Rines never did find incontrovertible proof of Nessie's existence, he believed until his death, in 2009, that a major discovery was waiting in the murky waters of Loch Ness."

    • C. 

      "What would the creature eat?"

    • D. 

      "Or perhaps it is a prehistoric creature - such as a plesiosaur."

  • 3. 
    The author writes that some mythical beasts are "as fantastic as Norbert, Hagrid's pet dragon in the Harry Potter series."  What is another way of saying fantastic in that sentence?
    • A. 

      Excellent

    • B. 

      Marvelous

    • C. 

      Imaginative

    • D. 

      Wonderful

  • 4. 
    Which line from the article expresses a similar idea as the Cyclops image and caption on page 7?
    • A. 

      "To most, cryptozoology seems more like fantasy than real science..."

    • B. 

      "But some creatures of myth and legend have turned out to really exist."

    • C. 

      "Certainly many of them are attention seekers or pranksters."

    • D. 

      "He named the creatures Komodo dragons."

  • 5. 
    "Why We Believe" suggests all of the following EXCEPT that
    • A. 

      People believe in monsters like Nessie because they want there to be mysteries in our world.

    • B. 

      Modern science has replaced the need for fictional stories to explain our world.

    • C. 

      Monsters like Nessie and Bigfoot most likely do not exist.

    • D. 

      People who believe in monsters do so because they like to be scared.

  • 6. 
    Consider Stephen Asma's quote on page 9:  We are fascinated with the strange.  You think only lunatics are interested in cryptids, but then science drags something out of the depths of the ocean like the giant squid and we all pause and say, 'Wow, there is still a lot of stuff out there that we don't know about.' In which section of "The Beast of Loch Ness" would the quote fit best?
    • A. 

      Fantastic Creatures

    • B. 

      Imagination and Belief

    • C. 

      Finding Proof

    • D. 

      It would not fit into the article.

  • 7. 
    What is "cryptozoology?"
    • A. 

      The search for mythical and legendary creatures

    • B. 

      Another name for a "cyclops"

    • C. 

      The author of a study about the Loch Ness monster

    • D. 

      A group of sailors that discovered Komodo dragons in 1873

  • 8. 
    What is Lauren Tarshis's (the author) attitude towards cryptozoology?
    • A. 

      She thinks it's all a hoax.

    • B. 

      She thinks it's a serious scientific career.

    • C. 

      She is skeptical.

    • D. 

      She would enjoy being a cryptozoologist.

  • 9. 
    Use context clues to determine the meaning of skeptics in the sentence below:Cryptozoologists cheered, but skeptics were unimpressed with the image of a murky blob moving slowly through the water.  (page 8)
    • A. 

      People that don't believe

    • B. 

      Scientists

    • C. 

      Illustrators

    • D. 

      People that have seen the Loch Ness monster

  • 10. 
    Use context clues to determine the meaning of undeniably in the sentence below:Dragons and mermaids and the Loch Ness monster may not be real, but they are undeniably cool.  (page 9)
    • A. 

      Definitely

    • B. 

      Imaginary

    • C. 

      Not

    • D. 

      Magically