ASVAB Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (#39)

Section: Paragraph comprehension

History tells us that Christopher Columbus once saved his own life because he knew from his almanac that there was going to be an eclipse of the moon. In 1504 Columbus was marooned in Jamaica with no food and unfriendly natives confronting him. The explorer threatened to turn off the light in the sky if the natives refused to give him food. Columbus kept his word; the natives gave him food. The main idea of this paragraph is that

natives rarely own almanacs or understand scientific facts.
Christopher Columbus was in Jamaica in 1504 on his third voyage from Spain.
on his arrival in Jamaica, Christopher Columbus had no food.
Columbus saved his own life because he knew when there was going to be an eclipse of the moon.