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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What best describes Cruso's shelter when Susan first sees it?
(a) A shanty of sail cloth, vines and leaves.
(b) A shelter of poles and thatched reeds.
(c) An impressive shed made of timber, knots and vines.
(d) A cave transformed by fire and animal pelts.

2. How does Susan react to Cruso's explanations of the laws of the island?
(a) With growing respect.
(b) She laughs at his laws.
(c) With dissatisfaction.
(d) She ignores him.

3. What happens when a ship arrives on the island?
(a) The captain recognizes Susan.
(b) Friday is shot.
(c) Cruso is put in handcuffs.
(d) Friday runs away.

4. Why does Susan say she would consider getting pregnant by Cruso?
(a) She craves the closeness of a man.
(b) He is a handsome and strong man.
(c) It may be her only chance to have a child.
(d) To avoid being left alone on the island with Friday.

5. How does Susan end up on the island?
(a) There is mutiny on her ship and she is cast away.
(b) There is an outbreak of illness on her ship and she escapes.
(c) Her ship is attacked by pirates and she escapes.
(d) She is kidnapped by a crew member from whom she escapes.

6. How does Susan respond to Friday's actions when she first sees him paddle out onto the bay?
(a) She feels a tendernes akin to love.
(b) She is excited at the possibility of escape.
(c) She realizes he has a soul or spirit.
(d) She is angry that he has not provided more food.

7. What does Susan learn about Friday when he ignores her request to bring more wood in Part One?
(a) He is fiercely loyal to Cruso.
(b) He only knows a few English words.
(c) He thinks women are inferior.
(d) He lost his voice in a fire.

8. How does Susan say that Cruso came to be stranded, in Part One?
(a) He and Friday are the only survivors of a slave ship.
(b) HIs family drowned at sea and he survived.
(c) He was a captain whose crew mutinied and left him stranded..
(d) She doesn't know.

9. Who sinks into a depression after Susan's arrival on the island?
(a) Susan.
(b) Cruso.
(c) Abigail.
(d) Friday.

10. Who steps on a thorn in the first section of the story?
(a) Abigail.
(b) The unnamed boy.
(c) Susan.
(d) Friday.

11. 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 woman wearing a bonnet.
(c) A black man.
(d) A boy with a shaved head.

12. What best describes Friday's boat?
(a) It is a roughly made sail boat.
(b) It is a log.
(c) It is a small raft tied together with vines.
(d) It is remants of a much larger craft.

13. What does Susan do on her third day on the island after she disobeys Cruso?
(a) Mends his sock.
(b) Writes memories on bark.
(c) Goes to the beach.
(d) Vomits.

14. Who invites Susan to his cabin?
(a) Jim Preston.
(b) The first mate.
(c) Friday.
(d) The captain.

15. How does Cruso refer to the ailment he gets shortly after Susan's arrival?
(a) As an old fever.
(b) As past deeds transformed to ill health.
(c) As woman-induced disease.
(d) As a bad heart come back to haunt him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Susan watch Friday do when she first sees him paddle out onto the bay?

2. Why does the woman in the beginning of the story say she slips over the side of the boat and swims to shore?

3. How does Susan disobey Cruso on her third day on the island?

4. What does Susan believe that being on the island is?

5. Why do Friday's feet bleed in Part One?

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