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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Following the start of the fire aboard the Hornet, how long did it take for the flames to burn the masts in two and cause them to fall overboard?
(a) Thirty minutes.
(b) Fifteen minutes.
(c) Two hours.
(d) An hour.

2. What did the crew of the Hornet use for a water supply for the first two weeks they were at sea?
(a) Rain.
(b) They had no water supply.
(c) The ocean.
(d) Fresh water from their containers.

3. What position did Twain's principal interview subject, John S. Thomas, have aboard the Hornet?
(a) Second Mate.
(b) First Mate.
(c) Third Mate.
(d) Sailor.

4. How many feet above the valley was the lava that the tooth was found in by the general?
(a) Four hundred.
(b) Five hundred.
(c) Seven hundred.
(d) Two hundred.

5. How did Twain describe Captain Mitchell in chapter 15?
(a) Selfless, patient, and steadfast.
(b) Selfless and steadfast.
(c) Patient and steadfast.
(d) Selfless and patient.

6. How did Twain describe the murder of Captain Cook in chapter 19?
(a) Justifiable.
(b) Mysterious.
(c) Unsolved.
(d) Unjustifiable.

7. What animal's constant noise was annoying to Twain on his way to Hawaii in chapter 18?
(a) A rooster.
(b) A parrot.
(c) A chicken.
(d) A dog.

8. How long was the crater that Twain saw in chapter 25?
(a) About three miles across.
(b) About one mile across.
(c) About two miles across.
(d) About four miles across.

9. What did Twain observe when he was on the deck in chapter 18?
(a) A distant island.
(b) The brightened sky.
(c) A falling star.
(d) The moonlit sea.

10. As Twain noted in chapter 19, how much product did the sugar plantations of Kona yield compared to Louisiana?
(a) Slightly more.
(b) Much more.
(c) Slightly less.
(d) Much less.

11. According to Twain, how did the chiefs mourn Kamehameha's passing?
(a) In a confused manner.
(b) Like mature grievers.
(c) In a dignified manner.
(d) Like beasts and madmen.

12. What color were the cracks in the crater's surface that Twain observed in chapter 25?
(a) Orange.
(b) White.
(c) Yellow.
(d) Red.

13. How many days had passed before the captain of the Hornet ordered the lifeboats to be separated in order to increase their chances of being spotted?
(a) Eighteen.
(b) Twenty two.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Sixteen.

14. What helped Liholiho defy the rules of men and women dining together?
(a) An old story.
(b) An advisor.
(c) Confusion.
(d) Whiskey.

15. Which one of the following was not included in the reasons why Twain thought a Hawaiian sugar monopoly was possible?
(a) Cheap labor.
(b) Faster growth speed.
(c) No cost of exporting product.
(d) No fear of early frost.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long before the arrival of the missionaries was Kamehameha's funeral?

2. How did the Emeline compare to the previous vessel that Twain had been on?

3. How were the efforts of Twain and Mr. Brown to collect coconuts described in chapter 20?

4. As Twain reports in chapter 15, how long was the crew of the burned clipper ship, the Hornet, adrift at sea?

5. Based on the updated information Twain provides in chapter 15, how many survivors were there of the burned clipper ship, the Hornet?

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