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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the men construct in Part 3 that yields immediate results?
(a) Fishing for dinner.
(b) Yelling for help.
(c) Complaining about their circumstances.
(d) The sail.

2. How do the men feel when the intruders leave?
(a) Relieved.
(b) Sad.
(c) Indifferent.
(d) Angry.

3. What makes the men feel the way they do about their current situation in Part 2?
(a) The waves.
(b) Being where they are.
(c) The small size of their boat.
(d) The storm.

4. How long has it been since the four men have slept?
(a) Four days.
(b) A week.
(c) A few hours.
(d) Two days and nights.

5. Who tries to calm the other men?
(a) The oiler.
(b) The cook.
(c) The captain.
(d) The correspondent.

6. What is being rocked as the novel opens?
(a) The tiny boat.
(b) The carriage.
(c) The baby.
(d) The large ship.

7. What do the men search the shoreline for?
(a) A restaurant.
(b) Their families, awaiting their return.
(c) A life-saving station or a house of refuge.
(d) A hotel.

8. What do the waves threaten to do?
(a) Sweep the men out to sea.
(b) Drown the boat.
(c) Calm down.
(d) Beat the boat into the rocks.

9. What is in better view towards the end of Part 3?
(a) The sun.
(b) The lighthouse.
(c) The waves.
(d) Land.

10. How do the men view the intruders?
(a) As an ominous omen.
(b) As friends.
(c) As disgusting and annoying.
(d) As potential food.

11. What will the men need in order to reach the shore if the boat overturns?
(a) The oars.
(b) Good luck.
(c) All of their strength.
(d) Strong wills.

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

13. What is temporarily buoyed by the sight of the lighthouse?
(a) The wind.
(b) Nothing.
(c) The boat.
(d) The men's spirits.

14. Who is the crew on the tiny boat?
(a) Three lifelong friends.
(b) Three unlikely shipmates.
(c) Three close brothers.
(d) Three bitter enemies.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the men view their current situation in Part 2?

2. What would make the men see their situation as glorious?

3. How did the injured character sustain his injuries?

4. What determines the gravity of a situation?

5. What begins to dart at the men?

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