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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 Kit's old girlfriend?
(a) Kimberly.
(b) Cynthia.
(c) Charlotte.
(d) Samantha.

2. In chapter 66, the ship is ____ days from Nantucket.
(a) 7.
(b) 2.
(c) 4.
(d) 3.

3. What type of church does Una attend?
(a) Methodist.
(b) Catholic.
(c) Quaker.
(d) Unitarian.

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

5. Who is nicknamed "Little King Post?"
(a) Flask.
(b) Starbuck.
(c) Dawson.
(d) Latimer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the town nearest to the lighthouse?

2. Una and Giles talk about climbing the ____.

3. Which famous book is mentioned throughout the story?

4. What illness strikes the little girl?

5. What is the first name of Mrs. Swain?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. Examine the scene in which Una becomes temporarily blinded.

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

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

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

7. 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.

8. What job is given to Una by Ahab? Why is Una not concerned with potential dangers?

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

10. What happens while Una is incapacitated with illness?

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