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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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Some still believe that the Loch Ness monster is real despite the lack of credible evidence.
  • 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."

    Correct Answer
    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."
    Explanation
    The given answer supports the previous statement that the human imagination is powerful by providing an example of someone, Rines, who believed in the existence of the Loch Ness monster despite the lack of concrete evidence. Rines' belief in a major discovery waiting in the murky waters of Loch Ness demonstrates the power of the human imagination to hold onto beliefs and possibilities even in the face of uncertainty.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Imaginative
    Explanation
    The author compares the mythical beasts to Norbert, Hagrid's pet dragon in the Harry Potter series, by saying they are "as fantastic as" him. This implies that the beasts are extraordinary, imaginative, and beyond the realm of normalcy, just like Norbert.

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  • 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."

    Correct Answer
    B. "But some creatures of myth and legend have turned out to really exist."
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "But some creatures of myth and legend have turned out to really exist." This line expresses a similar idea as the Cyclops image and caption on page 7 because it suggests that creatures that were once considered mythical or legendary have been proven to actually exist. This implies that the Cyclops, which is also a creature of myth and legend, could potentially be based on a real animal.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. People who believe in monsters do so because they like to be scared.
    Explanation
    The passage "Why We Believe" discusses various reasons why people believe in monsters like Nessie. It mentions that people believe in these creatures because they want there to be mysteries in our world, and that modern science has not eliminated the need for fictional stories to explain our world. It also suggests that monsters like Nessie and Bigfoot most likely do not exist. However, it does not mention that people believe in monsters because they like to be scared.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Fantastic Creatures
    Explanation
    The quote by Stephen Asma highlights our fascination with the unknown and mysterious. It suggests that even though some may dismiss the interest in cryptids like the Loch Ness Monster as being for lunatics, scientific discoveries like the giant squid remind us that there is still much we don't know. This quote aligns with the theme of "Fantastic Creatures" because it emphasizes our fascination with mythical and legendary creatures that capture our imagination and curiosity.

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  • 7. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. She is skeptical.
    Explanation
    The author's attitude towards cryptozoology is skeptical. This means that the author does not fully believe in or trust the claims and evidence presented in the field of cryptozoology. The author may have doubts or reservations about the existence of mythical or legendary creatures that are often studied in cryptozoology.

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  • 8. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. The search for mythical and legendary creatures
    Explanation
    Cryptozoology is the study and search for mythical and legendary creatures. It involves investigating and researching creatures that are often considered to be folklore or legends, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or the Chupacabra. Cryptozoologists aim to gather evidence, eyewitness accounts, and other data to prove the existence of these creatures.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. People that don't believe
    Explanation
    The context clues in the sentence indicate that the skeptics were unimpressed with the image of a murky blob moving through the water. This suggests that the skeptics did not believe in the existence of the creature being depicted in the image. Therefore, the correct answer is "people that don't believe."

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Definitely
    Explanation
    The word "undeniably" suggests that there is no doubt or argument about the fact that dragons, mermaids, and the Loch Ness monster are cool. It indicates that the coolness of these mythical creatures is unquestionable or without a doubt.

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