The Country of the Pointed Firs Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 20.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old does the Captain say he is?
(a) Over sixty.
(b) Over ninety.
(c) Over eighty.
(d) Over seventy.

2. Which characteristic does the narrator notice first about Elijah?
(a) Friendliness.
(b) Melancholy.
(c) Suspiciousness.
(d) Warmth.

3. What impresses the narrator upon arriving?
(a) The size of the house.
(b) The many carriages.
(c) The size of the family.
(d) The young men's gentlemanly manners.

4. What does the narrator remark that the seamen's minds seem to be fixed on?
(a) The contrivances of man.
(b) Nature.
(c) Fish.
(d) Ships.

5. What does the narrator notice about Captain Littlepage's reputation in Dunnet Landing?
(a) He is friends with everyone.
(b) He is an outsider.
(c) He is like the father of the community.
(d) He is well-respected.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do William and Mrs. Blackett do after supper?

2. Why does the Captain believe he knows "the truth" about life after death?

3. How has the funeral affected the Captain's mood in Chapter 5?

4. Who brings Mrs. Blackett to Mrs. Todd's in time for departure?

5. On Shell-Heap Island, the narrator muses that each person has a place inside in which what is kept?

(see the answer key)

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