Middle Passage Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Cringle tell Rutherford is already aboard the ship when Rutherford presents his (stolen) work papers?
(a) Squibb.
(b) Isadora.
(c) Captain Falcon.
(d) Meadows.

2. In describing the Allmuseri language, Rutherford says the sounds they produce are like:
(a) Deep, melodious breaths.
(b) Nails on a chalkboard.
(c) The sound of birds chattering at dawn.
(d) The rush of wind through the trees.

3. What is the total value of the ship's entire cargo?
(a) $8,888.
(b) $8,585.
(c) $8,885.
(d) $8,858.

4. What does Cringle have a sixth sense about?
(a) Disaster.
(b) People.
(c) Illness.
(d) Death.

5. Captain Ebenezer Falcon has a reputation for being:
(a) Ruthless.
(b) Incompetent.
(c) Cruel.
(d) Kind.

6. When carving a pig, how does Rutherford describe the way Ngonyama handles the knife?
(a) He moves as if the knife were one with his hand.
(b) He moves as if he has never seen a knife before.
(c) He moves as if the knife were razor sharp.
(d) He moves as if the knife were dull.

7. What effect does Rutherford say the written form of the Allmuseri language has on him?
(a) It makes him anxious.
(b) It confuses him.
(c) It relaxes him.
(d) It angers him.

8. How old does Squibb tell Rutherford he is?
(a) Thirty.
(b) Twenty.
(c) Sixty.
(d) He is unsure of his age.

9. Who is "Papa"?
(a) Mr. Zeringue.
(b) Santos.
(c) Captain Falcon.
(d) Reverend Chandler.

10. After the cargo is brought on board, what does Captain Falcon put Rutherford in charge of?
(a) Feeding the Allmuseri.
(b) Feeding the sheep.
(c) Feeding the goats.
(d) Guarding the ivory and gold.

11. What is Mr. Zeringue?
(a) The town's wealthiest businessman.
(b) The town gangster.
(c) The town benefactor.
(d) The town financier.

12. What is another name for the crew's sleeping quarters, according to Rutherford's entry?
(a) Berthing area.
(b) Dunlop.
(c) Orlop.
(d) Barracks.

13. How does Tommy wind up being the first to try to look at the mysterious cargo inside the crate?
(a) He draws the shortest straw.
(b) He loses at a game of dice.
(c) He wins a game of poker.
(d) He is the youngest crew member.

14. Who is appointed captain once Falcon is out of the way?
(a) Squibb.
(b) Rutherford.
(c) McGaffin.
(d) Cringle.

15. To whom does Rutherford tell a sob story?
(a) Tommy, the cabin boy.
(b) Cringle.
(c) Captain Falcon.
(d) Squibb.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much does Mr. Zeringue tell Rutherford he owes him?

2. When Falcon starts telling Rutherford intimate details about the crew members, how does Rutherford say it makes him feel?

3. How much pay does Falcon offer Rutherford (an offer that Rutherford accepts) to remain part of the crew?

4. What was the profession of Captain Falcon's father?

5. What activates the safety on the pistol that Falcon gives Rutherford?

(see the answer keys)

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