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2 Eye of the Storm By Steven Kramer

3 Vocabulary

4 Did you hear something shatter? What does shatter mean? a. Smash b. Rumble

5 a. smash

6 Have you heard the forecasts? What are forecasts? a. guesses about the future b. complaints from the public

7 a. guesses about the future

8 Jaden expected to arrive soon. Expected means ___________. a. decided b. hoped

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10 Jesse was not aware of the destruction. Destruction means _______. a. mission b. damage

11 Destruction means: b. damage

12 Renee saw the crowd surge forward. What does surge mean? a. stumble b. rush

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14 Id like to move inland. Inland means ________. a. away from the coast. b. close to the city.

15 a. Away from the coast.

16 Comprehension

17 Which is the MAIN idea of the story? a. A few tropical storms turn into hurricanes. b. Storms are caused by certain weather patterns.

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19 During which months does Warren chase tornadoes? a. April, May, and June b. June, July, and August

20 a. April, May, and June

21 What is the FIRST thing Warren does to photograph a hurricane? a. He sets up a command center that is stocked with a variety of supplies. b. He looks at satellite pictures and listens to weather forecasts.

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23 Which detail BEST supports the main idea that Hurricane Andrew was very destructive? a.Parts of boats and building went flying through the air. b. The storm chasers measured wind speeds up to 65 mph.

24 a.Parts of boats and building went flying through the air.

25 Warrens hurricane photos differ from his photos of other storms because the hurricane photos ____________. a. were taken from his four- wheel drive vehicle. b. show things as they are being destroyed.

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27 Which of the following is a generalization based on information in the selection? a. Tropical storms form off the west coast of Africa. b. It is dangerous to take photographs of storms.

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29 Which of the following is an OPINION? a. The parking garage was the best place to stay during the hurricane. b. The hurricane broke the sprinkler pipes in the parking garage.

30 a. The parking garage was the best place to stay during the hurricane.

31 The storm chasers thought that Hurricane Andrew had changed direction because _____________. a. it took longer than expected to reach land. b. they realized they had misread the satellite photos.

32 a. it took longer than expected to reach land.

33 What causes the MOST damage during a hurricane? a. floods b. winds

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35 The author probably wrote this selection to _______. a. explain how to prepare for a hurricane. b. tell how storms are photographed.

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37 The MAIN purpose of the calendar on the page 344 was to show _______. a. how many storms Warren will photograph during each month. b. when Warren is able to photograph each type of storm.

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39 After Hurricane Andrew hit, Warren saw an open photo album. What conclusions did Warren probably draw? a. Since the photo album was on the ground, owners of the house probably dropped it when they hurried to get to safety. b. Since the photo album was on the ground, the house it had been in was probably destroyed.

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41 Why were Warrens camera bags filled with rolls of exposed film when he headed home? a. He had taken a lot of pictures during and after Hurricane Andrew. b. All the post offices were closed because of the storm, so he had to carry them home himself.

42 a. He had taken a lot of pictures during and after Hurricane Andrew.

43 Why was Warren very tired when he returned to his motel after photographing Hurricane Andrew? a. He didnt get much sleep the night before, and it took a lot of energy to work against the strong winds. b. He had too much to carry, and he had to move to many places.

44 a. He didnt get much sleep the night before, and it took a lot of energy to work against the strong winds.


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