Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 1, what natural feature does author James Michener describe as dwarfing all others on Earth, and why?
2. What happened, millions of years ago, when a rupture occurred on the ocean floor?
3. Is the formation of a new island a quick process? Why or why not?
4. Once an island finally reaches the ocean's surface, is its presence there permanent? Why or why not?
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