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Navajo Code Talkers
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by Kristen Mace
| 6 Questions
Note from the author:
ISTEP Prep to help students get extra practice using evidence and writing in RACES format.
1
1 pt
Why couldn't the Japanese learn navajo from a book?
The government had all the instructional books.
Navajo was an unwritten language.
The Japanese did not have any books from America.
Navajo was difficult to pronounce.
2
1 pt
What is the main idea of this article?
Navajo code talkers were members of the U.S. Marine Corp.
Navajo code talkers were sent to Camp Pendleton in California.
Navajo code talkers developed and used an unbreakable code during WWII.
The mission was declassified in 1968.
3
1 pt
What was the author's purpose in writing this article?
to persuade readers to contribute to a memorial fund.
to compare the experience of the code talkers to that of other Marines.
to entertain readers with exciting stories about code talkers.
to inform readers about the role of code talkers in WWII.
4
1 pt
What vocabulary term from the article means "an attack in response to a first attack"?
Deciphered
Classified
Counterattack
Encrypted
5
1 pt
What vocabulary term from the article means "code expert"?
Cryptographer
Encrypted
Cipher
Classified
6
2 pts
Was it fair that code talkers were not honored until 1982? Why or why not?

Write a paragraph answering this question in RACES format. Support your opinion with examples and details from the article. Use linking words and phrases such as therefore, finally, in my opinion, and in conclusion.
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