14Vocabulary We almost hit the iceberg with our ship. a. masses of ice that floats in the oceanb. sticks of ice that hang from buildings
15A. Masses of the ice that float in the ocean AnswerA. Masses of the ice that float in the ocean
16ComprehensionWhich of the following is a main idea from the author’s entry on November 17th?The trip to Antarctic had many exiting things to see.Furniture, such as the desk and chair, were bolted to the floor.
17A. The trip to Antarctic had many exiting things to see. AnswerA. The trip to Antarctic had many exiting things to see.
18ComprehensionIf the boat had not stopped in the Antarctica to give the “right of way” to the humpback whales, the whales probably would have…Stayed under the boat.Been injured by the boat.
24ComprehensionAccording to the selection, how are the blue whales different than krill?Blue whales travel to the Antarctic every summer, but krill live there all year long.Blue whales are the largest animal on Earth, while krill are one of the smallest animals.
25Answerb. Blue whales are the largest animal on Earth, while krill are one of the smallest animals.
26Comprehension Why did the author get “the BIG EYE”? The temperatures were very cold.The sun kept her awake all night.
32ComprehensionWhich of these is a generalization that can be made from information in the selection?Scientists use nets made of fine mesh to trawl for krill.Antarctica is a harsh and dangerous environment.
33b. Antarctica is a harsh and dangerous environment. Answerb. Antarctica is a harsh and dangerous environment.
34ComprehensionWhat conclusion can you draw from the photograph of the bedroom, which is shown at the bottom of pg. 592?Each room was small and had to be shared by two people.Each room was long and narrow and had a pair of bunk beds.
35Answera. Each room was small and had to be shared by two people.
36Comprehension In your groups, discuss… How was the author different from the woman traveling to San Antonio, Texas?
37The author was going a lot farther from home with less luggage. AnswerThe author was going a lot farther from home with less luggage.
38Comprehension In your groups, discuss… What did the author probably do to make sure the penguin egg did not get broken on the way home?
39She probably put clothing around the egg. AnswerShe probably put clothing around the egg.
40Comprehension In your groups, discuss… Why was it important to the author to take home a penguin egg that would never hatch?
41AnswerShe wanted to have something special to remember her journey, but she did not want to harm the live penguin.