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Questions and exercises

Comprehensive Questions

 1.	Why do the women have to wear cocktail dresses or 
	formals?

 2.	What do you think is the meaning of “nautical?”

 3.	Why does Sandra want to go on the 5K walk?

 4.	What are some of the symptoms of scurvy?

 5.	Can people still get this “ancient” disease?

 6.	How is scurvy prevented?

 7.	Why are British sailors called “limeys?”

 8.	Why did Columbus name the Arawak people “Indians?”

 9.	Where did Columbus get the name for the islands?

10.	Name some interesting facts about Charlotte Amelie.


Cloze Activity

Use the vocabulary words to fill in the blanks.

 1.	I have an __________ with the dentist at 1:00 p.m.

 2.	Did you hear the __________ about Steve going to jail?

 3.	The sailors often gathered around the __________ to 
	talk.

 4.	I was a __________ in the Walk For Cancer.

 5.	We took a lot of __________ for the camping trip!

 6.	Jane’s fever and chills were __________ of getting the
	“flu”.

 7.	My son was very __________ when he lost his wallet on
	vacation.

 8.	Buying the island was done for a __________ military
	reason.

 9.	Getting married to a woman he met last week was great
	__________!

10.	The crops were abundant and we sold them at a
	__________.
Author: Torsten Daerr