Answers (Comprehension questions) 1. Aruba is a predominately Catholic country that observes religious holidays. Most businesses close on those days. 2. It was built as a wedding present for the bride and resembles a wedding cake.
3. Many people are under the false impression that it was the same ship that received a distress call from the Titanic, but the boat sunk off the shore of Aruba is a fruit boat with the same name: the U.S.S. California. 4. One story is that the name came from the Spanish phrase, "oro hubo." 5. It was built and used in Holland, then dismantled and shipped to Aruba. 6. Napoleon tried to take over the island in that valley. 7. A Bohemian lifestyle means very few rules are followed and a person often travels from town to town. Sometimes the children do not attend school. 8. He seems to be wearing make-up and a toupee. 9. A captain is the law on his ship. He can marry couples, and have individuals arrested. 10. Open discussion of where people would like to travel. Answers will vary.
Answers (Cloze activity) 1. intrigue 2. solve 3. bohemian 4. incredible 5. crusty 6. derive 7. fossil 8. brig 9. toupee 10. debarkation 11. numismatic 12. authentic 13. implements