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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. Kit compares Una to which animal?
(a) Wolf.
(b) Eel.
(c) Cat.
(d) Shark.

2. Una and Giles talk about climbing the ____.
(a) Topsail.
(b) Rigging.
(c) Jig.
(d) Mast.

3. What is the name of the town nearest to the lighthouse?
(a) Martha's Vineyard.
(b) Salem.
(c) Cape Cod.
(d) New Bedford.

4. Who does Kit demand to talk to during his illness?
(a) Jonathan.
(b) Kit.
(c) Clifford.
(d) His mother.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who tutors Chester?

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

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

4. Una thinks about making a living on land as a _____.

5. What is the name of Kit and Giles' boat?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Una and Kit discuss the steps they took in order to stay alive while out at sea. What does the pair discuss?

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

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

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

6. Who are Kit and Giles? How do they meet Una? What brings them to Nantucket?

7. Discuss the conversation between Starbuck and Una.

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

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

10. Examine Una's connection with the lighthouse. How long did it take before Una fully explored the structure? Una often equated the lighthouse to freedom. Explain Una's feelings toward the lighthouse.

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