The Bermuda Triangle

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Based on the context in the FIRST paragraph, what is the meaning of the phrase urban legend?
A story often repeated but probably not true
A story that has never been told
A story that is factually accurate
A story that takes place in a large city
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Which best expresses the AUTHOR’S PURPOSE in the THIRD paragraph?
To compare the disappearance of the USS Cyclops with Flight 19.
To convince readers that the USS Cyclops was abducted by aliens.
To share explanations about the disappearance of the USS Cyclops.
To entertain readers with funny anecdotes about the USS Cyclops.
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Which conclusion does Graham Hawkes failure suggest?
Something paranormal or supernatural MAY HAVE happened to Flight 19.
Something paranormal or supernatural DEFINITELY happened to Flight 19.
Something paranormal or supernatural DEFINITELY DID NOT happen to Flight 19.
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Why do you believe this? Use the text in your answer.
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Which event happened FIRST?
Graham Hawkes began looking for Flight 19.
The compasses on Flight 19 stopped working.
Flight 19 lost radio contact.
The plane searching for Flight 19 disappeared.
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Which event happened LAST?
The plane searching for Flight 19 disappeared.
The Navy lost radio contact with Flight
The Navy investigated Flight 19’s disappearance.
Graham Hawkes began looking for Flight 19.
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Which SUPPORTS the theory that something paranormal happened to the USS Cyclops?
The USS Cyclops made an unscheduled stop in Barbados because it was taking on water.
The USS Cyclops was carrying a lot of heavy ore.
Inspection records show that the USS Cyclops was properly loaded and secured.
Some records noted that the USS Cyclops had one bad engine.
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With which statement would AUTHOR most likely AGREE?
Authors are always totally neutral and unbiased when writing about the Bermuda Triangle.
The idea that something paranormal happens in the Bermuda Triangle is ridiculous and absurd.
The disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle can only be explained by supernatural activity.
It may be unlikely that there is paranormal activity in the Bermuda Triangle, but it is possible.
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Why do you believe this? Refer to the text in your response.
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Which statement is an OPINION?
Graham Hawkes did not find wreckage from Flight 19.
Boats and planes have disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle.
The US Navy has investigated some of the disappearances.
The Bermuda Triangle region is mysterious.
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Which of the following is TRUE?
There is proof of UFO activity in the Bermuda Triangle.
No wreckage from the USS Cyclops has ever been found.
The Bermuda Triangle is in the Pacific Ocean.
Flight 19 was overloaded with heavy metal ore.
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Which SUPPORTS the idea that something paranormal is happening in the Bermuda Triangle?
Treasure Hunter Graham Hawkes searched for 20 years and could not find wreckage from Flight 19.
Writers who sensationalize stories about the events in the Bermuda Triangle sell more copies.
Insurance companies do not charge extra to transport things through the Bermuda Triangle.
Boats and planes have gone missing at close to the same rate in other parts of the ocean.
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Do you think there is something paranormal at work in the Bermuda Triangle? Why or why not? Use the text to support your position.
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Which piece of evidence from the article that suggests paranormal or supernatural activity in the Bermuda Triangle do you find most compelling or interesting? Why?
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Which piece of evidence from the article that suggests normal or natural activity in the Bermuda Triangle do you find most compelling or interesting? Why?
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