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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Five minutes.
(d) An hour.

2. What do the men search the shoreline for?
(a) Their families, awaiting their return.
(b) A restaurant.
(c) A life-saving station or a house of refuge.
(d) A hotel.

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

4. 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.

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

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

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

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

9. What does the captain try to do to their intruders?
(a) Shoo them away.
(b) Shoot them.
(c) Capture them.
(d) Beat them with an oar.

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

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

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

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

14. What aims at the captain's head?
(a) Wind.
(b) Waves.
(c) Seagulls.
(d) Seaweed.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What curls over the men?

2. What is the oiler doing at the beginning of the novel?

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

4. What does the captain do in Part 1?

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

(see the answer keys)

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