On the Beach Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. By radio message, what does Dwight Towers learn he has now become?
(a) the commanding officer of the U.S. Naval forces in all areas
(b) the record holder for staying submerged
(c) coordinator of Australian Civil Defense
(d) a new father

2. What has Peter rigged up to carry the baby or groceries?
(a) a canvas backpack
(b) a little red wagon
(c) a two-wheel carriage for the back of his bicycle
(d) a four-wheel buggy

3. When does the story take place?
(a) 1957
(b) 1944
(c) 1961
(d) 1970

4. Why does Dwight think forty percent of his crew will not return to the Scorpion?
(a) they cannot stand being submerged
(b) they want to die on land
(c) they are tired of useless trips
(d) they have Australian girlfriends

5. What are Peter and Mary doing while Dwight and Moira attend church?
(a) digging a cellar
(b) planning a garden
(c) going for a swim
(d) sailing a boat

Short Answer Questions

1. What disturbs Dwight about one painting?

2. Why does Peter not hold out much hope for a naval assignment?

3. What does Dwight tell Moira about a submarine scouting trip up the east coast of America?

4. After the trail cruise, who comes to inspect the USS Scorpion?

5. When is the radiation expected to reach Australia?

(see the answer key)

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