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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) Running the lighthouse.
(d) Washing laundry.

2. Which food is not mentioned as a staple on the boat?
(a) Chicken.
(b) Eggs.
(c) Oatmeal.
(d) Bananas.

3. If Giles was Christ, Una and Kit were _____.
(a) Children.
(b) Followers.
(c) Executioners.
(d) Thieves.

4. Who tutors Chester?
(a) Kit.
(b) Giles.
(c) Una.
(d) Frannie.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a porthole?

2. Who lays out nice things in Una's cabin?

3. What is the name of Ahab's ship?

4. Giles applies to which school?

5. Una and Giles talk about climbing the ____.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

7. Describe the scene in which Una meets Rebekkah Swain.

8. 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.

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

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

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