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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. When Rutherford goes back on deck, what does he find himself dreaming of?
(a) Home.
(b) Isadora.
(c) His father.
(d) Bangalang.

2. What are the slaves forced to do in the hold so that as many of them as possible can be squeezed into the available space?
(a) Sit in contorted positions.
(b) Lie on their sides.
(c) Stand at all times.
(d) Kneel with their hands above their heads.

3. After Rutherford finishes telling Squibb about Reverend Chandler's death, what illness does he say that Baleka seems to have?
(a) A cold.
(b) Influenza.
(c) Malaria.
(d) A fever.

4. About whom does Rutherford find himself thinking as he writes in the ship's log?
(a) Jackson.
(b) Isadora.
(c) Papa.
(d) Reverend Chandler.

5. How does Reverend Chandler dispose of his estate?
(a) He gives it all to Jackson.
(b) He divides it between Jackson and Rutherford.
(c) He donates it to the city to be turned into a hospital.
(d) He divides it among all of the slaves.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ngonyama tell Rutherford, during the battle on deck, that he must do now if he is going to do it at all?

2. What does Rutherford admit about his own physical condition?

3. This journal entry ends as:

4. After his conversation with Falcon, what does Rutherford see?

5. Whom do Cringle and Rutherford find hiding in a storeroom?

Short Essay Questions

1. Rutherford begins daydreaming about Isadora. What does he see himself doing in his daydream?

2. When another storm comes up, Ngonyama helps Rutherford up to the deck just as an explosion rocks the boat. What appears to be the cause of the explosion?

3. After Rutherford helps throw the boy's corpse overboard, he is left with a piece of the boy's rotting flesh in his hand. What feeling does this experience leave him with?

4. When Ngonyama comes onto the orlop to check on Rutherford, what Allmuseri practice does Rutherford want to engage him in but cannot because he is too weak?

5. One night, Cringle tells Rutherford about his father. How does Cringle describe his father's attitude towards money and the rich?

6. After the ceremony the Allmuseri hold to cleanse the ship after the uprising, what does Ngonyama send Rutherford to do?

7. When the slaves are brought up from the hold, among them is a dead boy. Why does Meadows slice off the boy's ears before throwing the corpse overboard?

8. After Rutherford finishes his dinner conversation with Falcon and returns to the deck, he observes Meadows wearing various people's clothes and imitating them while beating the dogs. Why is he doing this?

9. When Ngonyama tells Rutherford that he would not harm the crew if he were master of the Republic, what reason does he give?

10. After his discussion with Squibb, Rutherford goes back up on deck and sees Ngonyama looking out to sea toward Bangalang. What does this remind Rutherford of?

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