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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do the oiler and correspondent sit on the same seat?
(a) To row.
(b) To sleep.
(c) To eat dinner.
(d) To talk.

2. Why is it obvious that none of the other life boats have made it back to shore?
(a) Because no one is out searching for them.
(b) Because there are no other life boats.
(c) Because they have not seen the other life boats.
(d) The oiler does not make this claims.

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

4. Why do the four men become the most loyal of friends?
(a) They do not.
(b) Their current circumstances.
(c) They are very alike.
(d) They have always been loyal friends.

5. Who loses concept of time?
(a) The captain.
(b) The cook.
(c) The oiler.
(d) The four men.

6. Who is injured?
(a) The cook.
(b) The oiler.
(c) The correspondent.
(d) The captain.

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

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

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

10. Who is trying to figure out what he is doing on the boat?
(a) The captain.
(b) The cook.
(c) The correspondent.
(d) The oiler.

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

12. What happens as the men get closer to land?
(a) The wind picks up.
(b) The waves capsize the boat.
(c) The men rejoice.
(d) The men get further from land, not closer.

13. Who is forced into rowing again in Part 3?
(a) The cook and the captain.
(b) The correspondent and the oiler.
(c) The oiler and the captain.
(d) The correspondent and the captain.

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

15. Where is the lighthouse?
(a) At Mosquito Inlet.
(b) In Ireland.
(c) At Bumblee Cove.
(d) In Italy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the men row?

2. What are the men facing in Part 2?

3. Who rows with the correspondent?

4. How long has it been since the four men have slept?

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

(see the answer keys)

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