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The Bermuda Triangle (Grade 4)

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The Bermuda Triangle

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is a place known for being mysterious. Many ships have gone into this area and haven’t come out. Aircraft have disappeared while flying over this area too. It is called the Bermuda Triangle.

The Bermuda Triangle starts at the tip of Florida, reaches to Bermuda, heads down to Puerto Rico, and goes back up to the tip of the Florida to make its triangular shape. In the 1900s, many people started to mention a lot of mysterious disappearances in this portion of the Atlantic Ocean. There were so many reports that scientists started trying to figure out what was going on.

However, no one has been able to explain the disappearances that have taken place in the Bermuda Triangle. In 1918, a boat called the USS Cyclops went missing with 309 people on board. In 1945, five U.S. Navy bomber planes went missing, and then the search and rescue plane went missing too. In 1955, a yacht made it through three hurricanes in the Bermuda Triangle, but it didn’t have any crew left.

Some people think these disappearances were caused by UFOs. Others think the lost island of Atlantis may have had something to with their disappearance. Pirates have also been blamed. However, scientists think hurricanes, rough weather, and human error are more likely to blame. Part of the Bermuda Triangle also contains the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean, which means if a ship sank, it would be nearly impossible to find it again.

Even though the Bermuda Triangle is known for being mysterious, it is still used every day. Cargo ships and cruise ships regularly travel through the area. Planes fly over it all the time too.
1. 
Based on the passage, what city, state, or country in the the Bermuda Triangle is labeled with A?
Isosceles Triangle ABC v3
  1. The Bahamas
  2. Florida
  3. Puerto Rico
  4. None of the above
2. 
Which is NOT something people have blamed for the disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle?
  1. UFOs
  2. Pirates
  3. Poseidon, the god of the sea
  4. The Lost City of Atlantis
3. 
Today, ships avoid, or do not travel near, the Bermuda Triangle because it is so dangerous.
  1. True
  2. False
4. 
What do scientists think are most to blame for the mysterious events in the Bermuda Triangle?
  1. pirates
  2. weather
  3. asteroids
  4. UFOs
5. 
How deep is the water in the Bermuda Triangle?
  1. Deeper than any other water in the Atlantic
  2. Shallower than any other water in the Atlantic
  3. Deep in parts and shallow in others
  4. It cannot be determined from the passage

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