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Close Reading
NONFICTION: “The Flaming Sky,pages 4-11
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Close-Reading Questions
“The Flaming Sky”
1. On page 6, Lauren Tarshis writes, “Tens of thousands of people traveled on zeppelins.
Millions more flew on zeppelins in their dreams.What do these lines help you understand
about zeppelins in the 1920s and 1930s? (inference, figurative language)
2. Why was Werner Franz’s job as a cabin boy on the Hindenburg meaningful to him?
(key ideas and details)
3. In the section Just 32 Seconds,” which details help you understand how terrible Werner’s
experience was when the Hindenburg caught fire? (text evidence)
4. How did the Hindenburg explosion affect zeppelin travel? Why did it have this effect?
(cause and effect)
5. How did the Hindenburg explosion affect Werner? (cause and effect)
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Close Reading
NONFICTION: “The Flaming Sky,pages 4-11
October 2016
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Close-Reading Question
“Would You Ride on That?”
1. Does Mackenzie Carro sound like shes in favor of zeppelins making a comeback? Explain.
(tone)
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Critical Thinking
NONFICTION: “The Flaming Sky,pages 4-11
October 2016
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Critical-Thinking Questions
“The Flaming Sky” and “Would You Ride on That?”
1. Would a zeppelin today likely explode as the Hindenburg did? Explain.
2. Reread the last line of Carros essay. Why wouldnt zeppelins be likely to replace airplanes?
How might zeppelins be used?
3. Would you want to travel on a modern zeppelin? Use details from the article and the essay
to support your answer.
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