1 Activity Comprehension September 2013 Name: Date: Teacher e-mail (optional): surviving Hurricane sandy quiz Directions: Read the paired texts surviving Hurricane sandy and After Hurricane Katrina in the September 2013 issue of Storyworks. Then select the best answer for each question. 1.. surviving Hurricane sandy and After 5. The article says that neighbors Hurricane Katrina are mainly about helped each other rebuild. Using this _____. information, what can you infer about A how to prepare for a Hurricane the members of Ariel's community? B the effects of Hurricane Katrina A Many were not affected by the storm. C communities working together to recover from B They cared deeply for each other. natural disasters C They were not prepared for the storm. D Ariel Creamer's organization, Survivors Silver D They had a lot of free time.
2 Lining 6. According to the article, which of 2. The article says that the waters of the the following was responsible for the Atlantic surged over the beach. Which terrible damage in New Orleans? word below is a synonym for surged? A A fire devastated much of the community. A sank C disappeared B Many people refused to make repairs. B trickled D poured C The city's levees failed to prevent flooding. 3. Look at the map on page 12. Rockaway is D Crime remained after the storm. located _____. A on a peninsula C south of Brooklyn 7. Residents of Rockaway and New B by the Atlantic Ocean D all of the above Orleans could be described as _____. A resilient C mistrustful 4. Which of the following statements about B argumentative D all of the above Ariel Creamer is false? A Her organization matches donors with people 8.
3 The author's tone at each article's affected by Hurricane sandy . conclusion is best described as _____. B She started her organization to earn money. A fearful C angry C She felt inspired by her community. B optimistic D mocking D She was recognized as a Hurricane sandy Champion of Change at the White House. Constructed Response Directions: On a separate piece of paper, write your answer to each question in a well-organized paragraph. Make sure you support your answers with information and details from the articles. 9. What motivated Ariel to 10. What character traits does help her community? Ariel display? Use text evidence in your answer. 2013 Scholastic Inc. Teachers may make copies of this page to distribute to their students.