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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why are the men forced into rowing again in Part 3?
(a) The wind dies down.
(b) They never stop rowing.
(c) The sail breaks.
(d) They are not forced into rowing again.

2. How do the men feel about the results gained from constructing the sail?
(a) Pleased.
(b) Indifferent.
(c) Disappointed.
(d) Angry.

3. What do the intruders finally do?
(a) Join the four men on the boat.
(b) Die.
(c) Leave the men alone.
(d) Knock the captain overboard.

4. What begins to dart at the men?
(a) Seaweed.
(b) Seagulls.
(c) Waves.
(d) Wind.

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

6. What do the correspondent and his rowing partner use to row?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Two oars each.
(c) One oar each.
(d) The men share both oars.

7. What does the captain try to do to their intruders?
(a) Capture them.
(b) Beat them with an oar.
(c) Shoo them away.
(d) Shoot them.

8. What does each man finally catch a glimpse of after constructing the sail?
(a) The waves.
(b) Land.
(c) The lighthouse.
(d) The sun.

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

10. What idea seems optimistic at best?
(a) Surviving the storm.
(b) Reaching land.
(c) Finding dinner.
(d) Meeting their deadline.

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

12. How does the object in Part 2 taunt the men?
(a) By reminding them that the shore is far away.
(b) By reminding them of their impending deaths.
(c) The seaweed does not taunt the men.
(d) By making them hungry.

13. Near the end of Part 3, how long do the men guess it will now take them to reach shore?
(a) A week.
(b) An hour.
(c) A day.
(d) Five minutes.

14. Why is the correspondent unable to see the lighthouse?
(a) His eyes are too tired to see so far in the distance.
(b) He is too busy rowing to turn around and see it.
(c) He is sleeping.
(d) There is no lighthouse.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the men facing in Part 2?

2. What does the correspondent take turns doing with the oiler in Part 2?

3. Where do the four men hope to find refuge?

4. Where is the lighthouse?

5. What do the men do to gain assistance from the wind in Part 3?

(see the answer keys)

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