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"World's Biggest Graveyard of Ships" Informational Passage

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  • Q1
    1. What can the reader infer from the fact that there are many hurricanes on the North Carolina coastline?
    D. Ships often sank here because North Carolina is known for active hurricane seasons.
    B. Ships often ran into hurricanes when they passed North Carolina's coastline.
    C. Ships often ran aground as a result of the storms.
    A. Ships often sought refuge with the residents of Nags Head.
  • Q2
    2. Based on the passage, what are the reasons for wrecks off the North Carolina coast?
    C. geography, pirates, and wreckers
    D. storms, geography, and the coastline's shape
    B. geography, weather, and humans
    A. hurricanes, inlets, and pirates
  • Q3
    3. Which sentence accurately describes the multiple effects of the North Carolina coastline?
    D. The coastline was remarkably kept exactly the same on all maps.
    C. The coastline was an obstacle for any ships passing by hundreds of years ago.
    A. The coastline was a necessary port for passing ships.
    B. The coastline was an invitation for adventure.
  • Q4
    4. Which is a valid conclusion of the reason why pirates liked the North Carolina coastline?
    A. The coastline had many hidden inlets and passages for hiding ships and surprise attacks.
    B. The coastline offered generous ports that welcomed pirates.
    D. The coastline was a necessary point of passage for all pirates to get to Spain.
    C. The coastline was easy to navigate and was a sailor's dream.
  • Q5
    5. Which word accurately describes the former residents of Nags Head?
    A. helpful
    D. distrustful
    C. solemn
    B. indifferent

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