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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 father?
(a) Jonathan.
(b) Kit.
(c) Ahab.
(d) Ulysses.

2. Una compares Ahab to ______.
(a) Ulysses.
(b) Jonathan.
(c) Giles.
(d) Kit.

3. What type of store caught on fire?
(a) Hat.
(b) Grocery.
(c) Tack.
(d) Liquor.

4. Una does not wish to undertake which task?
(a) Washing laundry.
(b) Running the lighthouse.
(c) Operating a store.
(d) Baking.

5. A larder is a place where _____is/are stored.
(a) Equipment.
(b) Gear.
(c) Maps.
(d) Food.

Short Answer Questions

1. In chapter 12, Agatha and Jonathan take the girls to see which city?

2. Giles and Kit became so ill that they could only drink ____.

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

4. What is the name of Una's first child?

5. What is the name of the river that borders Una's family home?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

4. 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?

5. Explain some of the issues faced by the Sussex in the storms.

6. Una and Giles talk about climbing the topsail and feeling like birds out over the ocean. What happens to Giles the next day? What happens to Kit?

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

8. Who does Una marry? What is famous about Una's husband?

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

10. What activity does Una take up with Sallie Swain? What is the metaphor used by Una to describe her relationship with Kit and Giles?

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