Facts – Scientist Story

Inference – Scientist Story
A certain west coast university scientist chartered a ship
for exploration purposes. When a large white bird was sighted the scientist
asked permission to kill it. He stated that white albatrosses are usually found
only off the coast of Australia. He wanted the bird as a specimen for the university
museum.
The crew protested against the killing of the bird, calling
the scientist’s attention to the old sea superstition that bad luck followed
the killing of a white albatross.            .
Nevertheless the captain granted permission to kill the bird
and the bird was killed. These mishaps happened after the bird was killed:
  • The
    net cables fouled up three times.
  • The
    net caught on the bottom and was ripped to shreds.
  • The
    shaft on the main winch snapped and it took the crew members five hours to
    reel in by hand
  • 1,700
    feet of cable.
  • A rib
    was broken when Jackie Larson, a scientific aide, fell down a hatch
    ladder.
  • The
    scientist became seasick for the first time in his life.
  • Lost
    gear forced the ship to head for land. The cook left his job.
Statements About Story A
T  F  ?  1.            
The scientist had never been seasick before.
T  F  ?  2.            
The purpose of the voyage was primarily pleasure
and sight-seeing.
T  F  ?  3.            
The story lists various incidents which follow
the killing of a bird.
T  F  ?  4.            
After the scientist shot the albatross the
troubles happened.
T  F  ?  5.            
No scientist’s name was mentioned in the story.
T  F  ?  6.            
The scientist was surprised to see a white
albatross in the vicinity.
T  F  ?  7.            
The scientist was not from a university or
college.
T  F  ?  8.            
The scientist asked the captain for permission
to kill the bird.
T  F  ?  9.            
It took the crew members less than five minutes
to reel in the seventeen hundred feet of cable.
T  F  ?  10.         
A lost gear made it necessary for the ship to
return to the west coast.
T  F  ?  11.         
Fortunately, the net cables never fouled up.
T  F  ?  12.         
A ship was chartered by a scientist.
T  F  ?  13.         
The net was ripped on the bottom of the sea.
T  F  ?  14.         
. The cook Was fired because of his objection to
the killing of the bird.
T  F  ?  15.         
Larson broke a leg.
T  F  ?  16.         
After the bird was killed the mishaps occurred.
T  F  ?  17.         
The white albatross was sighted near Australia.
T  F  ?  18.         
When an albatross was sighted flying near the
ship the scientist asked permission to kill it.

Facts – Scientist Story

Facts – Scientist Story

(1)A certain west coast university scientist chartered a ship for exploration purposes.

(2) When a large white bird was sighted the scientist asked permission to kill it.

(3)He stated that white albatrosses are usually found only off the cost of Australia.

(4)He wanted the bird as a specimen for the university museum.
(5)The crew protested against the killing of the bird, calling the scientist’s attention to the old sea superstition that bad luck followed the killing of a white albatross.
(6)Nevertheless the captain granted permission to kill the bird and the bird was killed.

(7)These mishaps happened after the bird was killed:

(8)The net cables fouled up three times.

(9)The net caught on the bottom and was ripped to shreds.

(1O)The shaft on the main winch snapped and it took the crew members five hours to reel in by hand 1700 feet of cable.

(1 1)A rib was broken when Jackie Larson, a scientific aide, fell down a hatch ladder.

(12)The scientist became seasick for the first time in his life.

(13)Lost gear forced the ship to head for land.

(14)The cook left his job.