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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator say about Mrs. Todd's way of talking about Captain Littlepage?
(a) Mrs. Todd won't talk about Captain Littlepage.
(b) The two seem to have a strained relationship.
(c) Mrs. Todd doesn't seem to like Captain Littlepage.
(d) Mrs. Todd seems to be in love with Captain Littlepage.

2. What does the narrator compare Dunnet Landing's cottage windows to?
(a) Gingerbread windows.
(b) Windows into the lives and souls of the people in town.
(c) Knowing eyes that look toward the sea.
(d) Knowing eyes that watch over the community members.

3. Besides her herbal remedies, what else is Mrs. Todd known for in Dunnet Landing?
(a) Her pine ale.
(b) Her iced tea.
(c) Her spruce beer.
(d) Her lemonade.

4. What does the narrator do once she's left the house?
(a) She goes out to explore the coastline.
(b) She takes the boat out.
(c) She goes out to explore the garden area.
(d) She chats with Mrs. Todd.

5. What does the narrator compare Captain Littlepage's gait to?
(a) A snail.
(b) A rabbit.
(c) A grasshopper.
(d) A tortoise.

6. What made the narrator choose Dunnet Landing for her visit?
(a) Its sense of neighborhood and the pleasant cottages.
(b) The friendly people.
(c) Its closeness to the ocean.
(d) The peacefulness of the little village.

7. What did Gaffett and his companion discover after sailing away from the shipwreck?
(a) More suvivors.
(b) A town.
(c) An island.
(d) The ship's cargo.

8. What did the Captain do while waiting in Chapter 5?
(a) Tried to reach rescuers.
(b) Looked for help.
(c) Spent time talking to other survivors.
(d) Looked for food.

9. What conclusion did Gaffett draw from his experience?
(a) The people were ghosts waiting for passage to another life.
(b) You can only trust yourself.
(c) Luck is the only thing that can keep you alive.
(d) The people were hermits.

10. Where does the narrator go to write in Chapter 1?
(a) The schoolhouse.
(b) The park.
(c) The beach.
(d) A cottage in the village.

11. Where did the Captain's experience described in Chapter 5 take place?
(a) Near the North Pole.
(b) Along the coast of Canada.
(c) Near Greenland.
(d) Near the South Pole.

12. How do the people of Dunnett Landing feel about having company?
(a) Visits with others are a necessary evil.
(b) Visits with others are the only valuable thing in life.
(c) Visits with others are a social requirement.
(d) Visits with others are a valued commodity.

13. According to the narrator's quote, what does Darwin say about sea captains?
(a) They are greater than kings.
(b) They are the toughest of men.
(c) They are the lowliest of men.
(d) They are second only to schoolmasters.

14. How does the town doctor feel about Mrs. Todd and her use of herbs?
(a) He hopes he can cure some of the cases worsened her herbal remedies.
(b) He feels that the two are rivals.
(c) He thinks her belief in the usefulness of herbs is foolish.
(d) The two are on the best of terms.

15. Who does the narrator say comes and goes past the schoolhouse window?
(a) Captain Littlepage.
(b) Mrs. Todd's customers.
(c) The sheep.
(d) Mrs. Todd.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do the narrator and Mrs. Todd find some time to chat?

2. What did Mrs. Begg dislike about life at Dunnet Landing?

3. Who is Mrs. Blackett?

4. What conclusion about the Captain's beliefs can be drawn from his conversation with the narrator?

5. How old is William?

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