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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the boat comparable to in size?
(a) A house.
(b) A bathtub.
(c) A sofa.
(d) A mountain.

2. Who advises the others not to overdo it?
(a) The cook.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The oiler.
(d) The captain.

3. What does the correspondent take turns doing with the oiler in Part 2?
(a) Eating dinner.
(b) Complaining about their chance of being rescued.
(c) Rowing with both oars.
(d) Sleeping.

4. What does the captain do in Part 1?
(a) Keep up the direction and moral support.
(b) Row the boat with both oars.
(c) Complain about his injuries.
(d) Construct a makeshift sail.

5. How do the men view their current situation in Part 2?
(a) As boring.
(b) As exhilarating.
(c) As terrifying.
(d) As glorious.

6. Where are the four men headed?
(a) Europe.
(b) It is not explained.
(c) North America.
(d) The Bahamas.

7. What do the waves seem determined to do?
(a) Drown the dingy.
(b) Escort the men to safety on land.
(c) The waves do not seem determined.
(d) Sweep the captain out of the boat and into the sea.

8. What do the men use as a sail?
(a) A sail.
(b) A blanket.
(c) The captain's overcoat.
(d) A tarp.

9. What aims at the captain's head?
(a) Seaweed.
(b) Seagulls.
(c) Wind.
(d) Waves.

10. What do the men realize when the water changes from gray to emerald green?
(a) That it must be daylight.
(b) That the storm has lifted.
(c) That the storm has arrived.
(d) That it is nighttime.

11. How did the injured character sustain his injuries?
(a) He was injured defending the ship.
(b) He fell and hurt himself.
(c) It is not made clear.
(d) He was injured by nearly drowning.

12. How long do the oiler and correspondent take turns rowing in Part 2?
(a) For over a week.
(b) For quite some time.
(c) For three days.
(d) For nearly a month.

13. Why are these four men on the tiny boat?
(a) It is not explained.
(b) They are returning from an expedition for gold.
(c) They were out fishing and got caught in the storm.
(d) Their ship was destroyed by pirates.

14. What are the men facing in Part 2?
(a) A wall of water rushing at them.
(b) Each other.
(c) Starvation.
(d) Being rescued.

15. Who takes two oars first?
(a) The cook.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The oiler.
(d) The captain.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where are these four men returning from?

2. What do the men search the shoreline for?

3. Why are the men forced into rowing again in Part 3?

4. What do the correspondent and his rowing partner use to row?

5. Who first spots a lighthouse?

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