Description: Key Ideas and Details Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 1B


1B: Analyzing Implicit Details

1B: Analyzing Implicit Details

Description: Drawing Conclusions, Making Inferences from information in text

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Selection: H-2


Grade level: 8
Word count: 1800 words
Author: Jules Verne
Synopsis: Is the mysterious object a floating island, a gigantic whale, or a creature unknown to science?
Excerpt: On March 5, 1867, the "Moravian" from the Montreal Ocean Company ran afoul of a rock marked on no charts of these waterways.

This event, extremely serious in itself, might perhaps have been forgotten like so many others, if three weeks later it had not been reenacted under the same conditions. Only, thanks to the nationality of the ship damaged by this new ramming, and thanks to the reputation of the company to which this ship belonged, the event caused a huge uproar.

Question: Choose the sentence in this excerpt that explains why the damage to the "Scotia" made big news.

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Writing prompt: What text clues in a selection led you to conclude that a character was good or evil?


Organization: Certica Solutions