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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 color does the first narrator say the sea is at night?
(a) Black.
(b) Blue.
(c) White, illuminated by the stars.
(d) Purple..

2. Who is Agwé?
(a) The female narrator.
(b) The captain.
(c) A Voodoo spirit that rules over the sea.
(d) The male narrator's father.

3. What is the gender of the first narrator?
(a) Male.
(b) It does not say.
(c) Female.
(d) Transgender.

4. What is the difference between day and night in the boat?
(a) At night it is cold and the sea and sky are one.
(b) During the day it is hot and sunny, the sea and the sky are separate.
(c) The sun is up during the day; at night the sun sets.
(d) All of these.

5. Who is the male narrator referring to when he says, "They're almost not human?"
(a) The other passengers.
(b) Babies.
(c) None of the above.
(d) Soldiers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the male narrator say are the only newborn babies he has ever seen?

2. Who says, "I see you crying like a crushed snail, the way you cried when I helped you pull out your first tooth?"

3. What was the male narrator's radio show about?

4. How old does the male narrator originally think Celianne is?

5. What was the name given to the Radio group the male narrator belonged to?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to the young man on the boat the first time he tried to sail to Miami?

2. What apology does the narrator's father give to her after their fight? Does it work?

3. What does the female narrator ask of her boyfriend? How does this differ from his request to her?

4. Why does the female narrator's father stay at his brother's house? What character embodies this fear?

5. What happens during the female narrator's trip to Ville Rose?

6. Where is the line drawn in what is decent and what is not in the boat? What bodily functions, though unavoidable, are in a way shunned or cause the passengers unwonted embarrassment or vulnerability?

7. What concern does the female narrator's father express for the male narrator? How is this significant?

8. Describe the internal conflict of humanity vs. survival on the boat. What do the passengers choose to overlook? As their situation becomes more dire, what conflicts arise between them?

9. What happened to Celianne? Why is she leaving Haiti?

10. At what point does the female narrator's father feel hurt? What internal struggles seem to prevent him from reaching out?

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