The Titanic Lost... And Found

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The Titanic Lost... And Found - Quiz

This is a quiz based on the story The Titanic Lost. . . And Found by Judy Donnelly. Read the story and then take the quiz to see what you remember.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What did the newspapers call the Titanic?

    • A.

      The Best Ship in the World.

    • B.

      The Wonder Ship

    • C.

      America's Ship

    • D.

      The Upper Class Ship

    Correct Answer
    B. The Wonder Ship
    Explanation
    The newspapers called the Titanic "The Wonder Ship" because it was considered a marvel of modern engineering and design. It was the largest and most luxurious ship of its time, and people were in awe of its size and amenities. The term "Wonder Ship" captures the sense of fascination and admiration that the Titanic inspired among the public and the media.

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  • 2. 

    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 given answer states that the Titanic had been on its first voyage. This implies that the Titanic had not been on any voyages prior to this one.

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  • 3. 

    Who was the captain of the Titanic?

    • A.

      Captain Edmund Jones

    • B.

      Captain Edward Smith

    • C.

      Captain John Smith

    • D.

      Captain Eddie White

    Correct Answer
    B. Captain Edward Smith
    Explanation
    Captain Edward Smith was the captain of the Titanic. He was a highly experienced and respected captain in the White Star Line, the company that owned the Titanic. Captain Smith had been with the company for many years and had previously captained other ships. He was chosen to captain the Titanic due to his extensive knowledge and expertise. Unfortunately, Captain Smith was unable to prevent the ship from colliding with an iceberg, leading to its tragic sinking in 1912.

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  • 4. 

    After the Titanic hit the iceberg, why didn't other ships come to their rescue right away?

    • A.

      They didn't realize that the Titanic was in trouble.

    • B.

      There were no other ships around to help.

    • C.

      The workers on the Titanic did not try to get help.

    • D.

      The other ships thought they were too crowded to help.

    Correct Answer
    A. They didn't realize that the Titanic was in trouble.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that other ships didn't realize that the Titanic was in trouble. This could be due to various reasons such as poor communication systems at the time, lack of awareness about the severity of the situation, or the Titanic's distress signals not being properly recognized or understood by other ships in the vicinity.

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  • 5. 

    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 correct answer is that there were not enough lifeboats for all the passengers. This is evident from the given options, where it is stated that the lifeboats were broken, the Titanic did not have any lifeboats at all, and the lifeboats had holes in them. Out of these options, the only one that accurately describes the problem with the lifeboats is that there were not enough for all the passengers. This is a well-known fact about the Titanic's tragic sinking, as there were only enough lifeboats to accommodate about half of the people on board.

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  • 6. 

    Why did so many people die in the water?

    • A.

      The water was freezing cold.

    • B.

      Nobody had their life jacket on.

    • 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. Cold water can cause hypothermia, which can lead to loss of consciousness and eventually death. When exposed to cold water, the body loses heat rapidly, and without proper protection or insulation, individuals are unable to maintain their body temperature. This can result in a decrease in muscle function, impaired judgment, and ultimately drowning.

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  • 7. 

    What is the name of the ship that rescued the passengers in the lifeboats?

    • A.

      Californian

    • B.

      The White Star

    • C.

      Carpathia

    • D.

      Titanic

    Correct Answer
    C. Carpathia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Carpathia. Carpathia was the ship that rescued the passengers in the lifeboats after the Titanic sank. It received distress signals from the sinking ship and immediately changed its course to reach the site of the disaster. Carpathia played a crucial role in saving the survivors and providing them with medical assistance and shelter.

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  • 8. 

    New safety laws were passed after the Titanic tragedy. Which one is NOT one of the new laws passed?

    • A.

      Today every ship must have enough lifeboats for every single passenger.

    • B.

      There have to be 6 captains for every ship.

    • C.

      Ship radios can never be turned off.

    • D.

      Ships have lifeboat drills so people know what to do if there is an accident.

    Correct Answer
    B. There have to be 6 captains for every ship.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "There have to be 6 captains for every ship." This answer is not one of the new laws passed after the Titanic tragedy. The other options, such as requiring enough lifeboats for every passenger, mandating that ship radios can never be turned off, and conducting lifeboat drills, are all examples of safety measures implemented after the tragedy to prevent similar incidents in the future.

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  • 9. 

    Who 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 oceanographer and explorer who discovered the wreck of the Titanic in 1985. Using a remotely operated vehicle, Ballard and his team located the shipwreck at a depth of approximately 12,500 feet in the North Atlantic Ocean. This discovery was a significant milestone in maritime archaeology and provided valuable insights into the sinking of the Titanic.

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  • 10. 

    How did he find the Titanic?

    • A.

      He swam to the bottom of the ocean.

    • B.

      The Titanic floated back up to the surface.

    • C.

      He went down in a submarine.

    • D.

      He used a special underwater robot.

    Correct Answer
    D. He used a special underwater robot.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He used a special underwater robot." This answer suggests that he was able to find the Titanic by utilizing a special underwater robot. This implies that the robot was equipped with the necessary technology and capabilities to locate and explore the wreckage of the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean.

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  • 11. 

    Why didn't Robert Ballard tell anyone where the Titanic was at first?

    • A.

      He wanted to get the treasures for himself.

    • B.

      He forgot where it was.

    • C.

      He didn't want treasure hunters to come and take the treasures.

    • D.

      There were no treasures to be found.

    Correct Answer
    C. He didn't want treasure hunters to come and take the treasures.
    Explanation
    Robert Ballard didn't want treasure hunters to come and take the treasures. This suggests that he had discovered the location of the Titanic and wanted to protect it from being looted by others. By keeping the location a secret initially, he could ensure that any potential treasure hunters would not be able to interfere with his plans or potentially damage the site. This decision indicates that Ballard had a vested interest in preserving the historical significance of the Titanic rather than exploiting it for personal gain.

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