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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which one of the following is not included in the museum's exhibit of the Essex?
(a) A list of the crew.
(c) The ship's truck.
2. When does Pollard avert potential disaster after crashing into the French Frigate Shoals?
(a) February of 1832.
(b) September of 1823.
(c) September of 1832.
(d) February of 1823.
3. What animals are used as food to help the crew stay alive in Chapter 9?
(a) Birds and crabs.
(b) Only crabs.
(c) Neither birds nor crabs.
(d) Only birds.
4. When does Cole die?
(a) February 8.
(b) February 10.
(c) February 7.
(d) February 9.
5. What do the men begin losing on their first morning on the island?
(a) Their sense of smell.
(b) Their sense of direction.
(c) Their ability to see.
(d) Their ability to speak.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Chase put in each boat at the beginning of Chapter 10?
2. How many people are waiting for Pollard as he returns to Nantucket on August 5?
3. At what Peruvian Port does Pollard meet Charles Wilkes?
4. What happens to Chase before he dies?
5. Which Chilean island is three hundred miles away from Chase's boat in Chapter 12?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Chase prevent the crew from stealing food in Chapter 8?
2. How does Chase choose the events to include in a book about the Essex?
3. What is Chase's initial opinion about staying on the island in Chapter 9?
4. How does Pollard's whaling career end, and how is he remembered?
5. What is the crew concerned about as it sees land in the beginning of Chapter 9?
6. How do the boats get separated in Chapter 10?
7. What is the difference in the way Pollard and Chase are received when they return to Nantucket?
8. How does Cole die in Chapter 12?
9. How does Pollard's boat become separated from Hendricks' boat?
10. Why do the men resort to cannibalism in Chapter 11, and what is the irony of their situation?
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