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2 Antarctic Journal 4 Months at the Bottom of the World By: Jennifer Owings Dewey

3 Vocabulary The train will depart at 8 pm. a. report b. leave

4 Answer b. leave

5 Vocabulary They left the continent. a. Land Mass b. hillside

6 Answer a. Land Mass

7 Vocabulary My parents gave me a forbidding look. a. threatening b. puzzled

8 Answer a. Threatening

9 Vocabulary The crane heaves the heavy rocks. a. crushes b. hoists

10 Answer b. Hoists

11 Vocabulary You could see the anticipation on his face when his parents gave him his birthday present. a. excitement b. disbelief

12 Answer a. excitement

13 Vocabulary We saw the convergence of the two state highways. a. cleaning b. joining

14 Answer b. joining

15 Vocabulary We almost hit the iceberg with our ship. a. masses of ice that floats in the ocean b. sticks of ice that hang from buildings

16 Answer A. Masses of the ice that float in the ocean

17 Comprehension Which of the following is a main idea from the authors entry on November 17 th ? a.The trip to Antarctic had many exiting things to see. b.Furniture, such as the desk and chair, were bolted to the floor.

18 Answer A. The trip to Antarctic had many exiting things to see.

19 Comprehension If the boat had not stopped in the Antarctica to give the right of way to the humpback whales, the whales probably would have… a.Stayed under the boat. b.Been injured by the boat.

20 Answer b. Been injured by the boat.

21 Comprehension What is the most likely reason the author mentioned the moss? a.To show how delicate Antarctica is. b.To persuade people to visit Antarctica.

22 Answer a. To show how delicate Antarctica is.

23 Comprehension What is the most likely reason the author made the trip to Antarctica? a.To learn about a unique environment. b.To show how easy it is to live there.

24 Answer a. To learn about a unique environment.

25 Comprehension According to the selection, how are the blue whales different than krill? a.Blue whales travel to the Antarctic every summer, but krill live there all year long. b.Blue whales are the largest animal on Earth, while krill are one of the smallest animals.

26 Answer b. Blue whales are the largest animal on Earth, while krill are one of the smallest animals.

27 Comprehension Why did the author get the BIG EYE? a.The temperatures were very cold. b.The sun kept her awake all night.

28 Answer b. The sun kept her awake all night.

29 Comprehension Which detail supports the main idea that icebergs are dangerous? a.The boat stayed away from icebergs. b.Waves splashed on the shores of the icebergs.

30 Answer a. The boat stayed away from icebergs.

31 Comprehension What happened on December 24 th after the author noticed the glowing sky? a.She fell through a crack in the ice. b.She went for a walk up the glacier.

32 Answer a. She fell through a crack in the ice.

33 Comprehension Which of these is a generalization that can be made from information in the selection? a.Scientists use nets made of fine mesh to trawl for krill. b.Antarctica is a harsh and dangerous environment.

34 Answer b. Antarctica is a harsh and dangerous environment.

35 Comprehension What conclusion can you draw from the photograph of the bedroom, which is shown at the bottom of pg. 592? a.Each room was small and had to be shared by two people. b.Each room was long and narrow and had a pair of bunk beds.

36 Answer a. Each room was small and had to be shared by two people.

37 Comprehension In your groups, discuss… How was the author different from the woman traveling to San Antonio, Texas?

38 Answer The author was going a lot farther from home with less luggage.

39 Comprehension In your groups, discuss… What did the author probably do to make sure the penguin egg did not get broken on the way home?

40 Answer She probably put clothing around the egg.

41 Comprehension In your groups, discuss… Why was it important to the author to take home a penguin egg that would never hatch?

42 Answer She wanted to have something special to remember her journey, but she did not want to harm the live penguin.

43 Good Luck On Your Test! I Know Youll Do Great!


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