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For what purpose were submersibles originally designed?
Exploring under the sea
Smuggling weapons and outlawed materials
Transporting passengers underwater without the threat of storms
Attacking ships on the surface of the water
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Why was the Sub Marine Explorer originally created?
To harvest pearls
To experiment with decompression sickness
To explore undersea
To assist the North in the Civil War
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Which is most likely to limit how long a modern submarine can remain submerged?
The air supply in the submarine
The amount of fuel in the submarine
The amount of food and water aboard the submarine
There is no limit to the amount of time a modern submarine can remain submerged
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How were U-Boats powered?
Hand crank
Diesel
Battery
Both B and C
None of these
All of these
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Which of the following statements best describes the Turtle according to the text?
The Turtle was the first submarine used during war to destroy another ship.
The Turtle was the first submersible used during war to attack another ship.
The Turtle was the first submersible used during war to destroy another ship.
The Turtle is the biggest and fastest watercraft in all of human history.
The Turtle was the first submarine used during war to attack another ship.
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Which best describes the author's main purpose in this text?
To inform his readers about the evolution of submarines
To convince his audience to purchase a submarine
To entertain his audience with stories about submarines
To educate his readers about how submarines work
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Which is the most likely reason why the author included the FIRST paragraph?
To amuse the reader with an interesting historical anecdote
To introduce the main idea of the text
To explain a concept that would be referenced throughout the text
To get the reader's attention with startling information
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Which of the following statements is FALSE based on the text?
Submersibles are usually smaller than submarines.
Submersibles cannot independently renew their air and power supplies.
Submersibles are not capable of independent operation.
Submersibles can usually spend more time underwater than submarines.
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Which best describes how the text is structured in the FIRST paragraph?
Problem and Solution
Compare and Contrast
Order of Importance
Chronological
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Which of these events happened FIRST?
The Turtle was destroyed.
Radar and Sonar were invented.
The Sub Marine Explorer was used to harvest pearls.
Bishop John Wilkins recognized the military potential of submersibles.
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Which most likely explains why U.S. submarines survived the attack on Pearl Harbor?
Because the Japanese were targeting U.S. submersibles instead
Because the submarines were much smaller than all of the other boats in the U.S. Navy
Because the submarines were submerged and difficult to strike
Because the Japanese did not value the submarines as worthy targets
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Which of the following statements is entirely TRUE?
Sgt. Ezra Lee invented the Turtle; Cornelius Drebbel invented the first submersible.
David Bushnell invented the Turtle; Julius H. Kroehl invented the Sub Marine Explorer.
Bishop John Wilkins invented the first submersible; David Bushnell invented the Turtle.
Julius H. Kroehl invented the Sub Marine Explorer; John Wilkins invented the U-Boat.
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Which of these events happened LAST?
Julius H. Kroehl developed the Sub Marine Explorer
Sgt. Ezra Lee attempted to blow up a British flagship using a submarine.
U-Boats sank the Lusitania.
U.S. submarines survived the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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Which would be the best title for this reading passage?
How Submarines Work
The Differences Between Submarines and Submersibles
Turtle: The First Combat Submarine
A Short History of Submarines
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