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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. Who argued for the development of a public fire department?
(a) Robben.
(b) Judge.
(c) Una.
(d) Giles.

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

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

4. Una was required to stand at ____ feet.
(a) 100.
(b) 75.
(c) 200.
(d) 150.

5. Where does the crew member live?
(a) Nantucket.
(b) Cuba.
(c) Rio.
(d) Boston.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the store's proprietor?

2. Una and Giles talk about climbing the ____.

3. What is the name of the physicist that developed a new type of lens for the lighthouse?

4. What is a porthole?

5. How long has it been since the crew member had been home?

Short Essay Questions

1. Ahab deals with Kit after his bout of dementia. What does Ahab do to try to keep Kit under control?

2. What happens to Una after the Sussex sinks?

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

4. Discuss the conversation between Starbuck and Una.

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

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

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. What activity does Una take up with Sallie Swain? What is the metaphor used by Una to describe her relationship with Kit and Giles?

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

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