Answers for “Cutty Shark: the fastest sailing ship of all time” with explanation
|1. FALSE||originally, passenger ships||paragraph no. 2, lines 1-2||The fastest commercial sailing vessels of all time were the clippers, three masted ships built to transport goods around the world, although some also took passengers.
|2. FALSE||given, name, poem||line 1-3 of paragraph 3||‘Cutty Sark’s unusual name comes from the poem Tam O’Shanter by the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Tam, a farmer, is chased by a witch called Nannie, who is wearing a ‘cutty sark’…’
|3. TRUE||John Willis and Scott & Linton||Paragraph 4, lines 2-3||To carry out construction, Willis chose a new shipbuilding firm, Scott & Linton, and ensured that the contract with them put him in a very strong position.
|4. TRUE||tea clipper, UK and China||Paragraph 5 line 1||Willis’s company was active in the tea trade between China and Britain, where speed could bring ship owners both profits and prestige, Cutty Sark was designed to make the journey more quickly than any other ship….
|5. FALSE||storm damage,Thermopylae,||Paragraph 5, line last||Cutty Sark reached London a week after Thermopylae
|6. TRUE||Suez Canal, steam ships||Paragraph 6, lines 5-6||In addition, the opening of the Suez Canal in 1969, …………….
Stem ships reduced the journey time between Britain and China by approximately two months.
|7. Not Given||ocean route, London and China.||In paragraph no. 7.||there is no reference to steam ships using ocean route between London and China.|
|8.TRUE||Woodget, hitting, iceberg||Paragraph 8 lines 3-4||And Woodget took her further south than any previous captain, bringing her dangerously close to icebergs off the southern tip of South America.
|9. wool||after 1880, cargo||lines 4-6 of paragraph no.8||This marked a turnaround and the beginning of the most successful period in Cutty Sark’s working life, transporting wool from Australia to Britain.|
|10. navigator||captain and, Woodget, very skilled||line 1 of paragraph no. 8||…The ship’s next captain, Richard Woodget, was an excellent navigator…|
|11. gale||Ferreira, repair damage||paragraph no. 10, line no. 1||… . . Badly damaged in a gale in 1922, she was put into Falmouth harbor in southwest England, for repairs|
|12.training||Between 1923 and 1954,||paragraph no. 11||Cutty Sark was bought by Dowman and brought back to Falmouth. Then, paragraph 11, ‘Dowman used Cutty Sark as a training ship, and she continued in this role after his death. When she was no longer required, in 1954…’
|13.fire||twice been damaged, 21st century||Paragraph 11 lines 3-4||The ship suffered from fire in 2007, and again, less seriously, in 2014…|