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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 Kit's last name?
(a) Wilson.
(b) Eagle.
(c) Sparrow.
(d) Bond.

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

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

4. What is the name of Kit and Giles' boat?
(a) Sussex.
(b) Petrel.
(c) Dove.
(d) Pequod.

5. What type of store caught on fire?
(a) Tack.
(b) Hat.
(c) Grocery.
(d) Liquor.

Short Answer Questions

1. Ahab's fake leg was made from which material?

2. What food does Una compare to sunshine?

3. What is the name of the tavern owned by the husband and wife?

4. What is the name of the inn where Una stays?

5. Una talks with Giles about making a harness out of braided ____.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who is Susan? Why is she important to Una?

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

4. What becomes of Una and Ishmael? What happens with Jim and Justice?

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

6. 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?

7. Una and Giles talk about climbing the topsail and feeling like birds out over the ocean. What happens to Giles the next day? What happens to Kit?

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

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

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

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