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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who calms the dispute towards the end of Part 1?
(a) The cook.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The captain.
(d) The oiler.

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

5. What do the men use as a mast?
(a) A mast.
(b) A mop.
(c) An oar.
(d) One of the men.

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

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

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

9. Who silently marks their adventure as the best experience that he has ever had?
(a) The correspondent.
(b) The oiler.
(c) The captain.
(d) The cook.

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

11. What does the captain remind the other men?
(a) That they will reach the shore.
(b) That they must rest.
(c) That they are nearly out of food.
(d) That they are going to die.

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

13. Who disagrees with the correspondent near the end of Part 1?
(a) The correspondent.
(b) The oiler.
(c) The captain.
(d) The cook.

14. Who bails water from the boat?
(a) The oiler.
(b) The cook.
(c) The correspondent.
(d) The captain.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who first spots a lighthouse?

3. What is temporarily buoyed by the sight of the lighthouse?

4. Who is present at the opening of the novel?

5. How does the object in Part 2 taunt the men?

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