1. Why does the woman in the beginning of the story say she slips over the side of the boat and swims to shore?
(a) To escape the other occupant of the boat.
(b) She cannot row any further.
(c) To get to a person on shore.
(d) The boat is leaking.
2. What best describes the person who first meets the woman who swims ashore in the beginning of the story?
(a) A white man.
(b) A black man.
(c) A boy with a shaved head.
(d) A woman wearing a bonnet.
3. What does the woman ask for when she first swims ashore?
(a) Someone named Abigail.
(d) To be allowed to die.
4. How does the woman who swims ashore feel when she is with the person who first greets her?
(a) Uncomfortable and unsafe.
(b) Safe and protected.
(c) That she must get better to protect the person.
(d) At home.
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