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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. Maria only wears dresses made from which material?
(a) Rayon.
(b) Silk.
(c) Wool.
(d) Cotton.

2. What kind of ceremony does Ahab perform for Una and Kit?
(a) Baptism.
(b) Unity.
(c) Annulment.
(d) Divorce.

3. Una compares the judge to which famous figure?
(a) Jesus.
(b) Ben Franklin.
(c) George Washington.
(d) Ahab.

4. What item does the judge give to Justice?
(a) Candles.
(b) Flute.
(c) Matches.
(d) Book.

5. Who comes home with Justice?
(a) Birch.
(b) Boomer.
(c) Buckley.
(d) Bert.

Short Answer Questions

1. Una carried books of translations by which author?

2. The story jumps ahead by how many years?

3. Frannie goes to work with which famous figure?

4. Who shoves Elijah into the water?

5. Who suggests that Una rent a cabin for the summer?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Maria Mitchell? What does she have in common with Una?

2. What does Una receive from the captains? What news arrives from Ahab?

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

4. Explain how the story reverts to the time before Justice's birth.

5. In chapter 133, Mary and Una try to recover from their grief. Describe at least one of the activities the group does to make themselves feel better.

6. What news does Una receive from Maria? How does it affect Una?

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

8. Discuss the scene in which Ahab returns home.

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

10. What tragedy befalls Nantucket? How does it change things? What are some of the steps people take to rebuild?

(see the answer keys)

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