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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do the men row?
(a) They do not row.
(b) To save their lives.
(c) For sport.
(d) For exercise.

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

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

4. What idea seems optimistic at best?
(a) Finding dinner.
(b) Reaching land.
(c) Surviving the storm.
(d) Meeting their deadline.

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

6. What do the men use as a mast?
(a) One of the men.
(b) A mast.
(c) A mop.
(d) An oar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. What does the captain do in Part 1?
(a) Construct a makeshift sail.
(b) Keep up the direction and moral support.
(c) Row the boat with both oars.
(d) Complain about his injuries.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is trying to figure out what he is doing on the boat?

2. What is the only thing the men can see at the book's beginning?

3. Who rows with the correspondent?

4. Near the end of Part 3, how long do the men guess it will now take them to reach shore?

5. What suggests the men have been on a noteworthy trip?

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