Comparing News Coverage and Context Clues
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  • Question 1
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    Q. Why did Abby Sunderland head out on her voyage? PICK THE BEST ANSWER.
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    Abby wanted to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world solo.
    Abby was trying to make the fastest solo voyage around the world.
    Abby wanted to complete a voyage that her brother Zac had not been able to complete.
    Abby wanted to prove to her parents that she was as good a sailor as her brother.
  • Question 2
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    Q. How did Abby’s voyage end? 
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    Abby successfully sailed around the world alone.
    Abby’s parents ordered her to stop the voyage
    Abby’s boat sank just a day after she began her voyage.
    Abby had to be rescued in a remote spot in the Indian Ocean. 
  • Question 3
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    Q. . What kind of reaction did Abby’s voyage cause?
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    Other teenaged girls around the world followed in Abby’s footsteps
    Critics debated the wisdom of a young sailor making such a dangerous trip
    Many sailing experts praised Abby’s parents for letting her go on the voyage.
    Abby was universally acclaimed as a hero.
  • Question 4
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    Q. What is the author’s purpose of the online news article, "Parents of Rescued Teenage Sailor"?
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    to share an opinion about Abby’s voyage
    to tell why Abby wanted to sail around the world
    to provide details about Abby’s rescue and the debate that followed
    to share interviews with Abby’s parents
  • Question 5
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    Q.  Which words best describe how Abby’s father felt after her rescue?
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    relieved and proud
    frustrated and sad
    relieved and embarrassed
    sad and guilty
  • Question 6
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    Q. How did the writer of the essay, "Ship of Fools," feel when she thought about Abby bobbing alone in the Indian Ocean?
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  • Question 7
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    Q. What is the main opinion of the author in "Ship of Fools" about Abby’s voyage?
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    Abby’s parents were very brave to let her go.
    Abby’s parents should have supported her more.
    Abby’s parents were foolish to let her risk her life
    Abby’s parents should feel proud of her accomplishment.
  • Question 8
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    Q. In "Ship of Fools," how does the author address the counterargument that parenthood requires some tolerance of risk?
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    She claims that risk is necessary to allow children to mature.
    She claims that parents need to help children evaluate risk
     She claims that parents should never allow children to take risks
    She claims that taking risks is fine if parents take the risks with their children
  • Question 9
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    Q. What information does the TV news interview provide that the online article and the essay cannot?
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    The news interview lets you hear Abby tell her reasons for going on her voyage.
    The news interview shares critics’ opinions in their own words.
    The news interview shows Abby’s sailing skills through a video
    The news interview lets you hear her parents’ reasons in their own words.
  • Question 10
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    Q. In the TV news interview, how did Abby’s brother Zac say he felt when he heard that she was in trouble in the Indian Ocean? 
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    He was afraid for her life.
    He was surprised that she ran into trouble in that part of the Indian Ocean.
    He was concerned but confident that she had the skills to survive
    He was certain she would not be able to survive.
  • Question 11
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    Q. People were upset about Abby's voyage and rescue because...
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    Her parents spent a lot of time and money
    Search and rescue from three countries risked their lives to save her
    They didn't want their children to follow in her footsteps
    They wanted her to sail all around the world and she failed. 
  • Question 12
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    Q. Abby's dad suggested that he was right in letting her sail alone because...
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    She had lots of help along the way
    Her brother was an excellent sailor
    Parents are too overprotective and kids need challenges
    Parents need to make sure their kids are safe and cared for. 
  • Question 13
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    Q. One commentator on the Los Angeles Times website summed up the view of many: "Abby Sunderland was on the wrong type of boat (a racing yacht) in the wrong location (the southern Indian Ocean) at the wrong time of year (winter in the southern hemisphere). Other than those minor details, it was a well-planned voyage."
    This quote suggests a view that...
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    Abby was well prepared
    Abby was not well prepared
    Abby got lost
    Abby needed help
  • Question 14
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    Q. Use context clues: 
    "But the family have robustly defended themselves. They have pointed out that Abby is a highly experienced and highly skilled sailor". 
    Robustly probably means...
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  • Question 15
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    Q. Use context clues:
    "I think it's a parent's job to realize their kids' dreams," Abby Sunderland's father told the Los Angeles Times last winter.
    Realize , in this context, most likely means...
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    to know
    to make happen
    to stop
    to teach
  • Question 16
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    Q. Use context clues:
    "Protecting a 16-year-old sailor, not enabling dangerous dreams, is a parent's responsibility."
    Enabling probably means...
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    to promote
    to resist
    to hurt
    to sacrifice
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