Read the passage and answer the questions that follow.
It was a dark September morning. There was a storm at sea. A ship had been broken in two by the waves, and half of it had been washed away. The other half still lay on the rock, and those of the crew who were still alive were clinging to it. But the waves were dashing over it, and, in a little while, it too would be carried to the bottom of the sea. On one of the islands was a light-house. Grace was the daughter of the light-house keeper.
Last night, above the noise of the winds and waves, she heard screams and wild cries. When daylight came, she could see the wreck a mile away with the angry waters all around it. She could see the men clinging to the masts. "We must try to save them!" she cried. "Let us go out in the boat at once!" "It is of no use, Grace," said her father. "We cannot reach them." He was an old man, and he knew the force of the mighty waves.
We cannot stay here and see them die," said Grace. "We must at least try to save them." Her father could not say, "No." In a few minutes they were ready. They set off in the heavy light-house boat. It was hard rowing against such a sea, and it seemed as though they would never reach the place. After many tries, Grace's father finally climbed upon the wreck while Grace herself held the boat. Then, one by one, the wornout crew were helped on board. It was all that the girl could do to keep the frail boat from drifting away, or breaking upon the sharp edges of the rock.
Then her father clambered back into his place. Strong hands gasped the oars, and soon all were safe in the light-house. There Grace proved to be as tender as a nurse, just like she had been as brave as a sailor. She cared very kindly for the ship-wrecked men until the storm had died away, and they were strong enough to go to their own homes.
How did the ship break?
AThe waves broke the ship.
BThe rock broke the ship.
CThe storm broke the ship.
DThe darkness broke the ship.
But the waves were caused by the storm. So, initially the storm broke the ship.