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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. What does Jim contemplate doing while in the lifeboat, but does not do because he does not want to give the other three men in the lifeboat the satisfaction?
(a) Crying.
(b) Committing suicide.
(c) Fighting.
(d) Sleeping.

2. When Jim and his men attack the stockade, who breaks through first?
(a) Kassim.
(b) Tamb' Itam.
(c) Jim.
(d) Dain Waris.

3. How does Jim characterize his stay in his new lodging arrangement after he leaves Doramin's home?
(a) Disastrous.
(b) Beastly.
(c) Workable.
(d) Heavenly.

4. While the captain and the other two men discuss what their "story" will be, what job is assigned to Jim?
(a) Lookout.
(b) Navigator.
(c) Engineer.
(d) Steward.

5. What is the name of the native chief that Jim will meet?
(a) Allang.
(b) Cornelius.
(c) Doramin.
(d) Elliot.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom does Marlow recommend Jim for employment?

2. Who is Doramin?

3. What is the name of the Sultan's uncle who extorts and steals from the country-born Malays?

4. What order does Jim receive from the captain when the captain stops fighting with the drunken man?

5. When Jim finally comes into the room from the balcony, what does Jim ask Marlow for?

Short Essay Questions

1. Even though Jim feels unworthy and thinks of himself as a coward, why is he superior to many other men?

2. As Marlow prepares to return to the "real world", what does he know for sure?

3. While standing watch just before the captain and engineer begin yelling at each other, what is Jim thinking about?

4. Describe how Brown and his crew are able to escape from their Spanish captors.

5. How does Marlow describe the situation in Patusan that Jim will be going into the midst of?

6. After attacking Sherif Ali's compound, the men only engage in hand-to-hand combat for five minutes. Why?

7. Why are none of the passengers informed of the ship's accident?

8. Why do Brown and his men strand Cornelius after the attack on Dain Waris' camp?

9. When Jewel claims Jim is false, she is told by another person that she is mistaken. What does this person claim?

10. What does Brown realize when he and Jim first meet?

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