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Quiz by Karen Petersen

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  • Q1
    The title of the selection highlights the idea that shipping containers -
    can function in ways that are not commonly considered
    are useful for creating large pieces of art
    are not as sturdy as people assume
    should be deconstructed before they are used for projects
  • Q2
    What is the main idea of paragraph 5?
    Artists must reshape the shell of the shipping container to make sculptures.
    Museums are using shipping containers as galleries to share their collections.
    Artists see the potential of incorporating shipping containers into their art.
    Storing and moving art pieces in shipping containers are simple processes.
  • Q3
    Which sentence from the selection supports the idea that creating structures from shipping containers is cost-efficient?
    Urban areas and colleges that struggle to provide affordable housing have also begun to explore building container housing and work spaces.
    With all these options and new purposes, fewer shipping containers will be headed to the junkyard.
    Shipping containers are used to haul cargo on ships, trains, and trucks.
    One trend that has gained popularity is creating houses from retired shipping containers
  • Q4
    Which words from paragraph 2 help the reader understand what scant means?
    extreme water shortage
    problem could be solved
    even though the rainfall
    coastal location
  • Q5
    Which sentence from the selection explains why the water produced by the billboard is significant?
    Because of the scarcity of water, one out of every 10 residents has no access to running water.
    The water vapor in the air condenses, becoming liquid water.
    The water then flows through pipes into a storage tank at the foot of the billboard.
    Lima, the capital city of the South American country of Peru, is located near the Pacific Ocean in the Sechura Desert.
  • Q6
    The organizational pattern of the selection allows the author to -
    compare different companies' approaches to solving a problem
    describe how the lack of a necessary resource affects the local people
    explain how a problem became worse over time
    highlight the steps taken to address a specific need
  • Q7
    The author wrote this selection most likely to-
    suggest that billboards are an effective way to advertise products
    reveal that water scarcity is a major issue in Peru
    highlight a partnership that created an interesting solution to a problem
    describe the process of turning moisture in the air into drinkable water
  • Q8
    One difference between the selections "Breaking Out of the Box" and "A Bountiful Billboard" is that "A Bountiful Billboard"-
    discusses the future potential of an idea
    compares various uses for the same material
    focuses on a project specific to a location
    expresses concerns about a new idea
  • Q9
    What is one important benefit of shipping container apartment buildings and the billboard in Lima?
    Both provide a resource to a community.
    Both are found in urban and rural areas.
    Both prevent landfills from overflowing.
    Both inform people about an opportunity.
  • Q10
    Read this sentence from "Breaking Out of the Box." By cutting out hallways and creatively stacking the containers, engineers are maximizing the use of the boxes. Which sentence from "A Bountiful Billboard" is related to this idea?
    But the citizens of Lima and other cities in arid regions around the world are hopeful.
    They made a billboard that extracted moisture from the air and converted it into drinkable water.
    This can supply hundreds of families with water each month.
    Additionally, UTEC recorded a 28 percent increase in enrollment since the installation of the billboard.
  • Q11
    Both selections explore ideas that involve-
    redesigning an object to serve a new purpose
    recycling materials that are typically considered trash
    using technology to keep the environment clean
    collaborating to solve an urban problem

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