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  • Q1
    1. Scaturro and Brown filmed their adventure most likely because they —
    B) hoped it would help promote efforts to clean and protect the areas along the Nile River
    A) believed their journey down the Nile River would bring them more fame
    D) thought the publicity would encourage more tourists to visit the Nile River
    C) wanted people around the world to appreciate the beauty and diversity of the Nile River
  • Q2
    2. Which detail from paragraph 2 supports the idea that the Nile River spans diverse areas?
    F) The Nile River is the longest river in the world, measuring about 4,100 miles in length.
    H) The two main tributaries of the Nile River meet in Sudan to form one river.
    J) The Nile River flows through cities as well as remote deserts and mountain regions.
    G) The White Nile begins in Rwanda, and the Blue Nile begins in Ethiopia.
  • Q3
    3. Based on paragraphs 3 and 4, what can the reader infer about navigating the Nile River?
    B) It is a challenging endeavor even for experienced adventurers.
    A) Many explorers have failed in their attempts to complete the trip.
    D) It is best to make the expedition with a small crew.
    C) Preparing for the journey can take many months of planning.
  • Q4
    4. Based on paragraph 5, the reader can infer that for Scaturro and Brown —
    F) the satisfaction of traveling the Nile River outweighed the dangers it presented
    G) the Nile River provided a place to get away from modern life
    J) the sights along the Nile River were better experienced on film than in person
    H) the journey along the Nile River was a challenging test of their survival skills
  • Q5
    5. The details in paragraph 6 support the idea that —
    A) the Nile River and its main tributaries flow through many African countries
    B) population growth along the Nile has caused the river to become polluted
    D) the largest cities along the Nile River are located in Egypt
    C) the Nile River serves as a shared foundation for many diverse African cultures
  • Q6
    6. The map of the Nile River Valley is included in the selection to —
    G) show the long and winding course of the river
    F) indicate why the Blue Nile is considered the primary source of the river
    H) emphasize that the river is important to all the countries it flows through
    J) highlight the most popular locations along the river
  • Q7
    7. The author organizes the information in the selection mainly by —
    C) stating that the Nile River is challenging to navigate and then sharing details about the difficulties Scaturro and Brown encountered on their journey
    B) comparing the Nile River with other rivers around the world and then discussing Scaturro and Brown’s journey along the Blue Nile
    D) providing background information about the Nile River and then describing Scaturro and Brown’s expedition
    A) explaining why Scaturro and Brown wanted to explore the Nile River and then giving details about how they prepared for the journey
  • Q8
    8) The author’s main purpose for writing this selection is to —
    J) provide information about the history of the Nile River
    F) explain how the Nile River brings together a variety of cultures
    G) describe the first expedition to travel the full length of the Nile River
    H) discuss the dangers that travelers have encountered along the Nile River
  • Q9
    9) What is the best summary of the selection?
    C) In 2004, Pasquale Scaturro and Gordon Brown became the first people to travel the entire Nile River by boat. Their 3,250-mile journey on the longest river in the world took four months. Though awed by the river’s beauty, they also endured menacing conditions. Their trip helped them understand the significance of the Nile River to many African cultures.
    D) A geophysicist and explorer named Pasquale Scaturro paddled the Nile River with filmmaker Gordon Brown in 2004. The river measures more than 4,100 miles and flows past a variety of landscapes as well as ancient cities and the Egyptian pyramids. An IMAX film was made about their journey.
    A)Explorers Pasquale Scaturro and Gordon Brown traveled the length of the Nile River by boat. On their trip they saw mountains, deserts, gorges, waterfalls, and large cities. Their journey began in Ethiopia and ended in Egypt at the Mediterranean Sea. Some of the areas they traveled through were unsafe because of the harsh rapids, extreme heat, and hostile wildlife.
    B)The Nile River flows through 11 African countries. The river is the world’s longest and has been important to many civilizations for thousands of years. In 2004 explorers Pasquale Scaturro and Gordon Brown paddled the river and made a film about their trip. Sometimes their boats flipped in the water, and they were even attacked by a crocodile.

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