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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 position does Peter Cringle hold aboard the Republic?
(a) Quartermaster.
(b) First mate.
(c) Captain.
(d) First mate and quartermaster.

2. What has destroyed the Allmuseri village?
(a) War.
(b) Disease.
(c) The slave trade.
(d) Famine.

3. After Rutherford's new friend passes out from alcohol, what does Rutherford do?
(a) Goes home and prepares for his wedding.
(b) Steals the man's work papers and boards the ship as him.
(c) Boards the ship as a stowaway.
(d) Steals the man's work papers and uses his identity to start a new life in Alabama.

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

5. The name of the ship on which Rutherford's new acquaintance is sailing is:
(a) The Black Pearl.
(b) The Republic.
(c) The Juno.
(d) The Federalist>.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Rutherford describe himself as having felt on board?

2. Where does Tommy stay for the rest of the voyage to New Orleans?

3. What did Reverend Chandler, Rutherford's master, try to teach him while he was growing up on the plantation?

4. Captain Ebenezer Falcon has a reputation for being:

5. Isadora agrees to pay off Rutherford's debt if he agrees to what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Falcon grow up determined to do with his life?

2. When Falcon returns to his cabin and finds Rutherford there, he tells Rutherford that he has to defend himself against six men. What weapon does Falcon use?

3. Why, although it is against his better judgment, does Rutherford steal Squibb's work papers?

4. As the Republic leaves the African coast, to what does Rutherford attribute the uneasiness he senses in Captain Falcon?

5. Once Rutherford has broken into the captain's quarters, what does he not do?

6. As Rutherford learns more about the Republic from Cringle, he finds it is a typical ship. What, according to Rutherford, is a "typical ship"?

7. How does Cringle compare jail and being a crew member aboard a ship?

8. How does Isadora try to convince Rutherford to change?

9. When Rutherford, angry about the deal Isadora has made with Zeringue, asks her "how could you do this to me?" what is her response?

10. What does Rutherford think about Isadora's choice of New Orleans as her city of residence?

(see the answer keys)

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