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Sena Jeter Naslund
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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 used to climb _____ trees when she lived in Kentucky.
(a) Apple.
(b) White pine.
(c) Elm.
(d) Blue spruce.

2. Una thinks about making a living on land as a _____.
(a) Candlemaker.
(b) Farmer.
(c) Seamstress.
(d) Sailor's wife.

3. Ahab shares which type of candy with the crew?
(a) Rock.
(b) Maple.
(c) Caramels.
(d) Black licorice.

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

5. What part of the lighthouse must be replaced?
(a) Lens.
(b) Foghorn.
(c) Door.
(d) Weather vane.

Short Answer Questions

1. Una compares herself, Kit and Giles to a _____.

2. In chapter 54, the Albatross meets up with which boat?

3. What type of punch is served at dinner?

4. In chapter 66, the ship is ____ days from Nantucket.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What tragedy befalls Nantucket? How does it change things? What are some of the steps people take to rebuild?

2. 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?

3. Discuss Una's fear regarding Justice and Jim.

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

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

6. Who is Captain Mayhew? Why does he visit Una? What offer does Mayhew make to Una?

7. What happens to Ahab physically upon his return to Nantucket? How do Una and Ahab deal with the issue?

8. Who is Maria Mitchell? What does she have in common with Una?

9. Describe Una's childhood and introduction to the sea.

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

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