Call It Courage Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Armstrong Sperry
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the other fishermen do after turning their canoes around?
(a) They head for the safety of dry land.
(b) They find a new place to fish.
(c) They count their catch.
(d) They slowly head back home.

2. What does Mafatu have to endure?
(a) Sadness from the loss of his mother.
(b) The ridicule from a step-mother.
(c) Blame for his mother's death.
(d) Endless mocking and ridicule.

3. When morning comes, who is with Mafatu?
(a) Himself.
(b) Uri and Kivi.
(c) Kana.
(d) His father.

4. What is Mafatu convinced will swallow him up?
(a) A giant whale.
(b) An underwater cave.
(c) A giant wave starts thundering toward the canoe.
(d) The Sea God.

5. What would cause Mafatu to lose his spear or line?
(a) Other children.
(b) Bad memories would take over his hands.
(c) A large fish.
(d) The rough seas.

6. What danger do they survive?
(a) Dehydration.
(b) Starvation.
(c) The sharks circling around them.
(d) Hypothermia.

7. What does Mafatu do by the shoreline?
(a) He prays to the goddess to help him.
(b) He sits and watches the other men.
(c) He fashions spears, nets, and sharkline for the other young boys to use.
(d) He cries.

8. What does Mafatu's experience with the sea tell him?
(a) The sharks are circling him.
(b) There is a school of fish below him.
(c) There is a storm coming.
(d) He can drink the water.

9. Why does Mafatu wonder how he could be a brave leader?
(a) If he is afraid to venture past the water's edge.
(b) If he is afraid to use weapons.
(c) If he is not strong enough.
(d) If he does not know how to fish.

10. How does Mafatu feel?
(a) Content.
(b) Worried.
(c) Excited.
(d) Isolated.

11. What is Mafatu amazed and relieved to discover?
(a) The hail lasted only a moment.
(b) The storm was not very strong.
(c) He has survived.
(d) No whales were around him.

12. How does Mafatu feel about the sea?
(a) Unsure.
(b) Fearless.
(c) Fear.
(d) Excited.

13. What no longer hangs around his neck?
(a) A gift from his father.
(b) A symbol of the Sea God.
(c) His canteen.
(d) His knife.

14. What does Uri do for Mafatu?
(a) He steers the canoe.
(b) He catches fish.
(c) His thumping tail provides comfort and reassurance.
(d) He licks his face.

15. Against what do the fishermen warn her?
(a) Catching sea urchins.
(b) Fishing too close to the reef.
(c) Fishing at night.
(d) Staying out in the water.

Short Answer Questions

1. With what is Mafatu suddenly filled?

2. For what does Mafatu search?

3. What is Mafatu resolved to do?

4. What does Mafatu hear some of the other boys calling his crafty work?

5. What does Mafatu discover when he surveys the situation?

(see the answer keys)

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