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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 13, 14 and 15.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the Captain believe he knows "the truth" about life after death?
(a) He himself had a near-death experience.
(b) His experiences while waiting for rescue from a shipwreck.
(c) He is a deeply religious man.
(d) His religious experiences.

2. Where does the narrator first stay during her visit?
(a) With Mrs. Begg.
(b) In the schoolhouse.
(c) With Mrs. Todd.
(d) In a small, family-run hotel.

3. What happens to Joanna's half of the family farm?
(a) She gives it away.
(b) She sells it.
(c) She loses it to her ex-fiancé.
(d) Her brother takes it over.

4. What does the narrator miss as she is thinking about life in Dunnet Landing after the funeral procession?
(a) News from her hometown.
(b) Companionship.
(c) Her family.
(d) Foods from home.

5. What happened when Gaffett and his companion went on land?
(a) The animals were too dangerous.
(b) The town seemed to disappear.
(c) It was too cold to survive.
(d) They built a camp.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did the Captain's experience described in Chapter 5 take place?

2. What does the Captain assert during the beginning of his conversation with the narrator in Chapter 5?

3. What did Gaffett and his companion discover after sailing away from the shipwreck?

4. How does Captain Littlepage react to the narrator's comments?

5. How does the narrator react to the relative isolation of Mrs. Todd's home after coming back from Mrs. Blackett's?

(see the answer key)

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