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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who dampens the others' spirits in Part 3?
(a) The correspondent.
(b) The cook.
(c) The captain.
(d) The oiler.

2. What is the only thing the men can see at the book's beginning?
(a) The lighthouse at Mosquito Inlet.
(b) The clouds in the sky.
(c) The slate color of the water.
(d) The shark circling the boat.

3. How do the men view their current situation in Part 2?
(a) As glorious.
(b) As terrifying.
(c) As exhilarating.
(d) As boring.

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

5. What do the men use as a sail?
(a) A sail.
(b) The captain's overcoat.
(c) A blanket.
(d) A tarp.

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

7. What will the men need in order to reach the shore if the boat overturns?
(a) All of their strength.
(b) Good luck.
(c) Strong wills.
(d) The oars.

8. What does the oiler say near the end of Part 1?
(a) That it is too early to worry about either a life-saving station or a house of refuge.
(b) That they will soon be rescued.
(c) That he would rather be dead than continue this struggle.
(d) That he cannot row any longer.

9. Who first spots a lighthouse?
(a) The captain.
(b) The oiler.
(c) The cook.
(d) The correspondent.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who advises the others not to overdo it?

2. Why is the correspondent unable to see the lighthouse?

3. What does the captain remind the other men?

4. Where are the four men headed?

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

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