Vocabulary
Comprehension
Main Idea and Details
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The castle looked _________ at night.
forbidding
100
What is the genre of "Antarctic Journal?"
journal
100
What is a main idea?
The main idea is the most important idea about a topic.
100
What are the rules at Palmer Station?
1.) No traveling alone, except to climb the glacier behind Palmer 2.) Sign out when leaving, give an estimated time of return, and check in with the base every hour 3.) Never forget to use sunscreen
100
The man ________ the box onto his back.
heaved
200
There are seven _________ on Earth.
continents
200
Why couldn’t the main character take a plane all the way to Antarctica? Why did she need to take a plane and a boat as well?
There is nowhere to land a plane in Antarctica.
200
What are details?
Details are information about the main idea.
200
What is the BIG EYE?
“This is when we can’t sleep because it’s never dark. We get silly and wide-eyed, peculiar in our behavior” (pg. 271)
200
What does "convergence" mean?
Meeting at a certain point
300
The flight ________ at 10:30.
departs
300
Why didn’t the main character die when she fell through the crack in the glacier?
The crack was too narrow for her to fall all the way through
300
Which sentence is a detail: Glaciers and icebergs are both made of ice and are both very large. Glaciers are huge pieces of ice that are on land.
Glaciers are huge pieces of ice that are on land.
300
What is the biggest animal on earth? What do they eat?
The biggest animal is the blue whale. They eat krill.
300
What is a zodiac?
A small boat
400
In _________ of his birthday party the next day, John couldn’t sleep.
anticipation
400
What did the main character take home with her to remember her trip to Antarctica?
A sterile penguin egg.
400
Which sentence is a detail: There are two types of glaciers. Mountain glaciers move down the sides of mountains.
Mountain glaciers move down the sides of mountains.
400
What does it mean to die of "exposure?"
To die from extreme weather conditions
400
Name all seven continents in alphabetical order.
Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America
500
A _______ is __% below the water.
iceberg; 90
500
What is the Antarctic Convergence?
An invisible line where warm water meets cool water.
500
In which paragraph should we find the main idea?
Introduction paragraph
500
Why did the main character and her friend step outside in the intense storm on December 21st?
They wanted to see what 80 knot winds felt like.
500
What type of animal is a sooty albatross?
A bird
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