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 does the current do to their canoe?
(a) It pushes it towards the other canoes.
(b) It spins it around.
(c) It takes hold of it.
(d) It goes around it.

2. Why can Mafatu stand up?
(a) His mother's spirit stands him up.
(b) Maui is holding his hand.
(c) There is sand beneath his feet.
(d) Uri helps him.

3. What has Mafatu resolved to do this year?
(a) Leave home.
(b) Shrug off his restraints and face his fear.
(c) Learn a new skill.
(d) Tell his father how he feels.

4. 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 slowly head back home.
(d) They count their catch.

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

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

7. What happens as the current gets quicker?
(a) Kivi returns.
(b) The canoe moves faster.
(c) Uri falls in the water.
(d) The wind begins to pick up.

8. Why does Mafatu's mother take him out to the barrier reef?
(a) To look for his father.
(b) To catch fish.
(c) To swim through the coral.
(d) To look for sea urchins.

9. What does the sky cast upon the tiny canoe?
(a) Thunder and lightning.
(b) A shadow.
(c) Rain.
(d) Hail.

10. What is it time for the boys to do?
(a) Say a prayer.
(b) Go to bed.
(c) Eat a meal.
(d) Prepare for fishing.

11. What does Mafatu's mother finally decide to do?
(a) Continue to fish.
(b) Send Mafatu with the other fishermen.
(c) Head back to shore.
(d) Continue looking for sea urchins.

12. What does the boy do when he flings himself onto the floor of the canoe?
(a) He screams.
(b) He cuts his arm.
(c) He buries his face in his arms, crying.
(d) He hugs Uri.

13. What happens to Mafatu's mother after raising the coconut to her son's lips?
(a) She drinks from the coconut.
(b) She dies.
(c) The other fishermen save her.
(d) She loses conciousness.

14. What does Mafatu hear some of the other boys calling his crafty work?
(a) A waste of time.
(b) Boring.
(c) Woman's work.
(d) Stupid.

15. What does Mafatu discover when he surveys the situation?
(a) Uri is nowhere to be found.
(b) A shark is circling his canoe.
(c) Kivi is calling to him.
(d) Uri is choking for air, stuck under the bow.

Short Answer Questions

1. How are they end up in the churning sea?

2. With what is Mafatu suddenly filled?

3. What is Mafatu afraid will disappear, if he takes his eyes off of it?

4. How does Mafatu feel about his inability to conquer his fears?

5. What no longer hangs around his neck?

(see the answer keys)

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