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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of Una's aunt?
(a) Susan.
(b) Libby.
(c) Agatha.
(d) Bertha.

2. What is the name of Una's first child?
(a) Liberty.
(b) Faith.
(c) Justice.
(d) Hope.

3. How is Torch related to Una?
(a) Father.
(b) Uncle.
(c) Brother.
(d) Cousin.

4. What name does Una use when posing as a cabin boy?
(a) Chester.
(b) Clifford.
(c) Ulysses.
(d) Jeremy.

5. Out on the open water, the captain orders Una to be on the lookout for which of the following?
(a) Storm clouds.
(b) Icebergs.
(c) Other ships.
(d) Whales.

Short Answer Questions

1. Stubb jokes about a church dedicated to which animal?

2. Who is nicknamed "Little King Post?"

3. Ahab shares which type of candy with the crew?

4. How long has it been since the crew member had been home?

5. Kit compares Una to which animal?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Una's childhood and introduction to the sea.

2. Una and Kit discuss the steps they took in order to stay alive while out at sea. What does the pair discuss?

3. In chapter seventy-three, it becomes clear to Una that Kit is not going to improve. Discuss some of Kit's actions. What is Una's reaction?

4. Una decides to dress up as a cabin boy so that she can go out to sea with Kit and Giles. Examine Una's plan. Who does Una meet on the ship?

5. Una continues to be troubled by her relationship with Kit. Explain Una wandering around in the dark.

6. What job is given to Una by Ahab? Why is Una not concerned with potential dangers?

7. Examine Una's connection with the lighthouse. How long did it take before Una fully explored the structure? Una often equated the lighthouse to freedom. Explain Una's feelings toward the lighthouse.

8. What happens to Una after the Sussex sinks?

9. Ahab deals with Kit after his bout of dementia. What does Ahab do to try to keep Kit under control?

10. The Pequod finally arrives in Nantucket. What is promised by Ahab? Describe the actions of Kit and Una upon arrival. What strange occurrence happens when Kit and Una spend the night together?

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