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Into the Volcano Multiple Choice questions

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Questions and activities based on "Into the Volcano" by Donna O'Meara, included in the Wonders Grade 6 Anthology.

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Into the Volcano Multiple Choice questions

  1. 1. E. Kissner 2018 “Into the Volcano” Multiple Choice Questions 1. Read the excerpt from the text. Blasts of steam blew some of the flowing lava into tiny shards of glass that pricked my bare arms like bee stings. Why does the author compare being hit by the shards of glass to bee stings? A. To show that the shards are sharp B. To show that the shards of glass are hot C. To show that the shards of glass are painful D. To show that the shards of glass are made of lava 2. Why does the author describe the situation on page 78 as being “sandwiched”? A. The author is eating lunch at the volcano, so she feels like a sandwich. B. The author is between a sacred Hawaiian temple and a sea cliff. C. The author has stumbled on a Wauhaula temple. D. The author is between lava tubes and a pink cloud. 3. Read the excerpt from the text. I dropped onto the ledge and had a ringside seat for the best lava show in town. Why does the author compare watching the volcano to a show? A. The author is viewing many performers at the side of the volcano. B. Watching the volcano is boring and she wishes she were elsewhere. C. She is hoping to put her photographs in a show. D. The volcano is as entertaining as a show.
  2. 2. E. Kissner 2018 4. Read “Donna O’Meara: The Volcano Lady” on pages 88-91. What is the main idea of this text? A. Donna O’Meara is a photographer who loves volcanoes. B. As a photographer, artist, and scientist, Donna O’Meara loves studying volcanoes. C. Donna O’Meara runs Volcano Watch International. D.Donna O’Meara’s most frightening experience was spending the night on Mt. Stromboli. Which do you find most enjoyable as a reader—a first-person account from Donna O’Meara, or the expository text about her life? Support your response with text details.
  3. 3. E. Kissner 2018 “Into the Volcano” Visualizing Select two short passages (1-3 sentences) from the text that you found visually interesting.  Copy each passage, using quotation marks.  Sketch a picture to show what you visualize in this passage.
  4. 4. E. Kissner 2018 “Into the Volcano” Writing How does the author make this narrative nonfiction text dramatic and exciting to the reader? Use specific text evidence in your response.

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