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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 sleep.
(b) To talk.
(c) To eat dinner.
(d) To row.

2. Who is rowing when the lighthouse comes into view?
(a) The cook.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The oiler.
(d) The captain.

3. What is the oiler doing at the beginning of the novel?
(a) Taking a nap.
(b) Constructing a makeshift sail.
(c) Eating dinner.
(d) Taking his turn with the oars.

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

5. Whose nature is naturally more cynical than the others'?
(a) The cook.
(b) The oiler.
(c) The correspondent.
(d) The captain.

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

7. What does the correspondent argue about?
(a) When they will be rescued.
(b) Who will fix dinner.
(c) Whether they will survive.
(d) The difference between a life-saving station and a house of refuge.

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

9. Who rows with the correspondent?
(a) The correspondent.
(b) The captain.
(c) The oiler.
(d) The cook.

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

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

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

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

14. What would make the men see their situation as glorious?
(a) Viewing it from a vantage point.
(b) They do see it as glorious.
(c) Escaping from it.
(d) Absolutely nothing.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the men search the shoreline for?

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

3. Who commands the tiny boat?

4. What do the intruders finally do?

5. How do the men feel about the results gained from constructing the sail?

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