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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 originally comes from which state?
(a) Wisconsin.
(b) Kentucky.
(c) Ohio.
(d) Massachusetts.

2. Una and Giles talk about climbing the ____.
(a) Mast.
(b) Rigging.
(c) Topsail.
(d) Jig.

3. What is the name of Starbuck's wife?
(a) Esther.
(b) Lucy.
(c) Willa.
(d) Mary.

4. When asked which lighthouse she had climbed, Una answered ______.
(a) Eddystone.
(b) Sandy Neck.
(c) Cordouan.
(d) Alexandria.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of berries are not mentioned in relation to Nantucket?

2. Tatting is the art of making _____.

3. Which of the following proposes to Una?

4. In chapter 71, Una meets ____, Kit's old girlfriend.

5. If Giles was Christ, Una and Kit were _____.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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.

3. Discuss Aunt Agatha's influence on Una regarding pacifism and women's rights.

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

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

6. Explain the relationship between Giles and Chester. Who makes the arrangements? How does Una use the arrangement to her advantage?

7. Una begins to think about the return to Nantucket. What are some of the things Una thinks about regarding her future on the island?

8. Una spends a great deal of time with Chester. Examine the friendship between Una and Chester. Also examine some of Una's activities on board the Sussex.

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

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

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