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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. Where does Tommy stay for the rest of the voyage to New Orleans?
(a) His hammock in the orlop.
(b) Cringle's cabin.
(c) Falcon's cabin.
(d) In the cargo hold with the creature.

2. How much water do the Allmuseri have in the hold where they are they are kept?
(a) Two feet.
(b) Six inches.
(c) A foot.
(d) An inch.

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

4. What is the name of the sailor Rutherford meets?
(a) Squidd.
(b) Squibb.
(c) Meadows.
(d) Tommy.

5. What is the name of the black man who brings Rutherford to Mr. Zeringue?
(a) Santos.
(b) Larry.
(c) Enrique.
(d) Jackson.

Short Answer Questions

1. Rutherford realizes the Ngonyama's _____________ is very different from his own.

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

3. The name of the ship on which Rutherford's new acquaintance is sailing is:

4. What, according to Rutherford, is the first duty of the sailors on board the Republic?

5. What does Captain Falcon consider himself?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. The night Rutherford meets with Zeringue, he finds that he owes Zeringue 50,000 francs. He also learns that Zeringue and Isadora have made a deal regarding his debt with Zeringue. What are the details of this deal?

3. What tendency of Rutherford's can Reverend Chandler do nothing to stifle?

4. On the day Rutherford meets Baleka and her mother, he throws Baleka a biscuit. What is her mother's response?

5. What kind of man does Rutherford see portrayed in Captain Falcon's journal entries?

6. After the mutiny conference when Rutherford brings Captain Falcon his dinner, what does he say to the captain when asked for a report on the activities of the crew?

7. 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?

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

9. In what languages does Captain Falcon think simultaneously?

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

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