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Comparing News Coverage and Context Clues

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  • Multiple Choice
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    Why did Abby Sunderland head out on her voyage? PICK THE BEST ANSWER.
    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.
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    How did Abby’s voyage end? 
    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. 
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    . What kind of reaction did Abby’s voyage cause?
    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.
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