Read the passage and answer the question that follows. The Bermuda Triangle occupies a disturbing and almost unbelievable place in the world’s catalog of unexplained mysteries. More than a hundred planes and ships have vanished in this area into the air since 1945, and more than a thousand lives have been lost, without a single body or even a piece wreckage from the vanishing planes or ships having been found. Many of the planes concerned have vanished while in normal radio contact with their base until the very moment of their disappearance, while others have radioed the most extraordinary messages, implying that they could not get their instruments to function, that their compasses were spinning, that the sky had turned yellow and hazy on a clear day, and the ocean, which was calm nearby, didn’t look right without further clarification of what was wrong.

1. One can infer from the reading that:

(A) the wreckages of some ships and planes have been found in Bermuda
(B) the number of incidents involving lost ships is no larger than that of any other
heavily traveled region of the world
(C) the ships. and the planes couldn’t contact with their base due to the lack of
(D) the first mention of disappearances in the area was made in 1945

2. It is pointed out in the passage that

(A) thousands of people lost their lives in the Bermuda Triangle in 1945
(B) all of the disappearances happened during the day time
(C) the Bermuda Triangle mystery was solved in 1945

(D) the ocean floor near Bermuda, highly unexplored, is host to many strange phenomena

3. The reading mainly deals with

(A) why so many ships and planes disappear in the Bermuda Triangle
(B) the mysterious disappearances of ships and planes in the Bermuda Triangle
(C) the location of the Bermuda Triangle
(D) the frequency of the disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle

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