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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 Giles' last name?
(a) Finger.
(b) Bonebright.
(c) Winkler.
(d) Abrahmson.

2. In chapter 48, the Sussex heads toward which country?
(a) Morocco.
(b) Cuba.
(c) Spain.
(d) England.

3. Giles applies to which school?
(a) Harvard.
(b) Princeton.
(c) Yale.
(d) Columbia.

4. In chapter 71, Una meets ____, Kit's old girlfriend.
(a) Charlotte.
(b) Sandra.
(c) Willow.
(d) Bethany.

5. Who falls into the sea?
(a) Chester.
(b) Kit.
(c) Una.
(d) Giles.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Starbuck's wife?

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

3. Which famous book is mentioned throughout the story?

4. What is the name of the physicist that developed a new type of lens for the lighthouse?

5. What is the first name of Mrs. Swain?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain how the story reverts to the time before Justice's birth.

2. There is a dinner party at the judge's house. Why does the judge throw a party? What other event does the group attend?

3. What news does Una receive regarding a mishap at sea? What happens to Ahab?

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. Who is Elijah? What news does he deliver to Justice? What happens to Elijah?

6. Chapter 134 presents letters to Una from Margaret Fuller. Who is Margaret Fuller? Where is she located?

7. What information does Ahab have for Una about Kit? What is Una's reaction?

8. Examine the scene in which Una becomes temporarily blinded.

9. Nantucket is an island that often depends on outside sources in order to function as an independent town/region. Explain how the area functions with limited supplies and resources.

10. Who is Susan? Why is she important to Una?

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