Reading Comprehension Quiz

[A new interlinear poem will be available each Monday: Weekly Interlinear Poem .]

Use the dictionary, the acronym finder, and the word origins dictionary (links above) as needed. A new quiz is available each Monday through Thursday. This is the quiz for July 6.

The parts of a sailing ship

1. Fo'c'sle is a short way of saying
A. folks well.
B. focus well.
C. forecastle.
D. four on the aisle.
2. This ship has three masts. The one most aft is
A. the main mast.
B. the fore mast.
C. the bowsprit.
D. the mizzen mast.
3. The captain's cabin is beneath the
A. quarterdeck.
B. fo'c'sle.
C. main mast.
D. fore mast.
4. Shrouds are steadying ropes attached to the
A. figurehead.
B. masts.
C. captain's cabin.
D. hull.

Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.

Answer Key: 1-C..........2-D..........3-A..........4-B

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