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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What do the waves seem determined to do?
(a) The waves do not seem determined.
(b) Sweep the captain out of the boat and into the sea.
(c) Drown the dingy.
(d) Escort the men to safety on land.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. Where do the four men hope to find refuge?
(a) Bumblebee Cove.
(b) Italy.
(c) Mosquito Inlet Lighthouse.
(d) Ireland.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the men row?

2. Who silently marks their adventure as the best experience that he has ever had?

3. Who calms the dispute towards the end of Part 1?

4. What do the men do to gain assistance from the wind in Part 3?

5. What idea seems optimistic at best?

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