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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. What is the name of the physicist that developed a new type of lens for the lighthouse?
(a) De Maurier.
(b) Belenguer.
(c) Galileo.
(d) Fresnel.

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

3. Which is not an ingredient in the punch?
(a) Molasses.
(b) Rice wine.
(c) Cinnamon.
(d) Lemon.

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

5. How does Ulysses die?
(a) Drowned.
(b) Hit by a train.
(c) Falls off a horse.
(d) Suicide.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many barrels of oil were taken from the whale in chapter 66?

2. What is the name of Una's father?

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

4. What type of store caught on fire?

5. Una becomes acquainted with which member of the crew?

Short Essay Questions

1. What news does Una receive upon her return to Nantucket?

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

3. What is Una's reaction upon being married to Ahab?

4. How does Judge Austin Lord relate to Una's care after Ahab leaves Nantucket?

5. How are foreshadowing and flashback used in this first section?

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

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

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

9. How do Una and Justice spend their time while Ahab is at sea? What is Justice's fear?

10. What causes Una to turn to the stars? What is one of Una's dreams?

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