​The Bermuda Triangle: Multiple Choice Grammar Test

The Bermuda Triangle, or Devil’s Triangle, is the name (1) _________to an area that has been at the centre of many (2) _________disappearances. It lies between Bermuda, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Within this area of water, numerous planes and ships have (3) _________vanished.

The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle began in 1950. A small article appeared (4) _________the strange disappearances of ships and planes. The area was given the name The Devil’s Sea. In a feature in 1964, Vincent Gaddis christened the area the Bermuda Triangle.

One of the most famous disappearances occurred in 1945. (5) _________19 was a squadron of five naval bombers that (6) _________ disappeared while they (7) _________over the Bermuda Triangle. The two planes that set out to rescue that Flight also disappeared and were never found. Naval ships such as the USS Cyclops also disappeared without a trace. A large ship (8) _________ore also mysteriously vanished after only three days at sea. An official statement by the US Coastguard stated that (9) _________ search attempts were made, but no traces could ever be found of the missing planes or ships.

Popularity of the Bermuda Triangle phenomenon reached a peak in 1974 with the publication of (10) _________ book. The author’s book was called The Bermuda Triangle. At around the same time, a film with the same name was released as well. Numerous articles and books (11) _________ since then to try to give scientific explanations to the mystery. Some of the explanations have been more than credible.

There (12) _________a number of discrepancies in the reports of the Flight 19 disappearance.

Flight 19 was reported (13) _________ by experienced pilots flying in calm weather. The last contact with the flight stated that they were running low on fuel. No one could have survived the stormy seas of the triangle.

For all credible explanations of the disappearances, one mystery remains. None of the crashed planes were ever recovered. As a mystery, the Bermuda Triangle is one that may never be solved.

1 giving given gave to be given
2 unexplained unexplaine unexplaining be unexplained
3 as mysteriously more mysteriously mysterious mysteriously
4 to be outlined to outline outlining outlined
5 Flight The flight Flying A flight
6 suppose supposing supposedly supposed
7 were flying flying flown were flown
8 was carrying carrying was carried is carrying
9 repeating repeated repeat to repeat
10 Charles Berlitz’s Charles Berlitz Charles Berlitz’ Charles Berlit'z
11 have been published had been published has been published published
12 are is was has been
13 to be manned have been manned to have been manned being manned

1.B; 2.A; 3.D; 4.C; 5.A; 6.C; 7.A; 8.B; 9.B; 10.A; 11.A; 12.A; 13.C

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