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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who commands the tiny boat?
(a) The cook.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The captain.
(d) The oiler.

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

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

5. Where are these four men returning from?
(a) It is not explained.
(b) Italy.
(c) Ireland.
(d) Cuba.

6. What do the men entertain the thought of towards the end of Part 1?
(a) That they can construct a sail.
(b) That they are starving.
(c) That they will die soon.
(d) That someone will see them from shore.

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

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

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

10. What floats by to taunt the men?
(a) Seagulls.
(b) Seaweed.
(c) A jacket.
(d) A message in a bottle.

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

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

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

14. What does the correspondent find in his pocket?
(a) A piece of paper.
(b) A match.
(c) Food.
(d) Four dry cigars.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What curls over the men?

2. What does the captain remind the other men?

3. What happens as the men get closer to land?

4. What do the men learn quickly?

5. What does the oiler say near the end of Part 1?

(see the answer keys)

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