Rescue From The Titanic: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test

Charles Joughin was 30 years old when he (1) _________as chief baker on RMS Titanic, (2)_________a monthly wage of £12, which resulted in him being one of the best paid crew members aboard the liner. When RMS Titanic (3) _________with an iceberg at 11.40pm on April 14, 1912, he was off (4) _________in his bunk, but soon ordered for his bakers to send 50 (5) _________of bread to the lifeboats, before enjoying some liquor in his room.

When he arrived at the boat deck, he was (6) _________to Lifeboat 10 to escort women and children from the sinking vessel. However, he (7) _________a seat in the boat and returned to his room once again to enjoy a drop more liquor. Once he returned to the boat deck, every lifeboat had gone and he began helping passengers and crew to throw deck chairs overboard into the freezing North Atlantic Ocean.

As the ship began to (8) _________ into the water, Charles claimed he swam away from the sinking vessel. It is widely believed the liquor helped Joughin to (9) _________ calm during the disaster and decreased feeling in his body when he struck the icy-cold water. While many people often died within a few minutes of entering the water, Joughin reportedly spent two hours floating in the darkness and then climbed onto an overturned lifeboat. He was eventually (10) _________by RMS Carpathia and later testified, “I was all right barring my feet, they were swelled.”.


1 served performed employed assisted
2 reaching deserving paying earning
3 forced collided opposed conflicted
4 duty job task mission
5 lumps slices items loaves
6 elected chosen promoted assigned
7 wasred decreased cancelled refused
8 drown descend ascend despair
9 remain exist persist leave
10 restored assisted rescued aided

1.A; 2.D; 3.B; 4.A; 5.D; 6.D; 7.D; 8.B; 9.A; 10.C

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