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

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

3. In chapter 12, Agatha and Jonathan take the girls to see which city?
(a) Providence.
(b) Boston.
(c) New York.
(d) New Bedford.

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

5. What is Kit's last name?
(a) Wilson.
(b) Bond.
(c) Sparrow.
(d) Eagle.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Giles' last name?

2. What is Una's last name?

3. What food does Una compare to sunshine?

4. What is the name of Kit and Giles' boat?

5. Who falls into the sea?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are Kit and Giles? How do they meet Una? What brings them to Nantucket?

2. 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?

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

4. 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?

5. 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?

6. 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?

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

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

9. Una begins to think about her future on Nantucket. What are some of Una's thoughts?

10. Discuss Una's relationships with Giles and Kit. How does Una feel about the men?

(see the answer keys)

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