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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What determines the gravity of a situation?
(a) Perspective and view.
(b) Nature.
(c) The age of the people involved.
(d) The danger.

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

3. Who loses concept of time?
(a) The captain.
(b) The oiler.
(c) The four men.
(d) The cook.

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

5. Which man's life is not of the sea?
(a) The captain.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The oiler.
(d) The cook.

6. What does the sun transform the ocean into in Part 2?
(a) A nightmarish deathtrap.
(b) A spectacular light show.
(c) A friendly acquaintance.
(d) A warm bath.

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

8. How do the men feel when the intruders leave?
(a) Angry.
(b) Sad.
(c) Relieved.
(d) Indifferent.

9. Who is exhaustion overtaking in Part 3?
(a) The correspondent and the oiler.
(b) The two rowers and the captain.
(c) The two rowers and the man doing the bailing.
(d) The cook and the captain.

10. What do the men construct in Part 3 that yields immediate results?
(a) Complaining about their circumstances.
(b) Fishing for dinner.
(c) The sail.
(d) Yelling for help.

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

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

13. Who is the crew on the tiny boat?
(a) Three unlikely shipmates.
(b) Three bitter enemies.
(c) Three close brothers.
(d) Three lifelong friends.

14. What does the correspondent take turns doing with the oiler in Part 2?
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Rowing with both oars.
(c) Eating dinner.
(d) Complaining about their chance of being rescued.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does each man finally catch a glimpse of after constructing the sail?

2. Who bails water from the boat?

3. Who is forced into rowing again in Part 3?

4. Who is rowing when the lighthouse comes into view?

5. How do the men view the intruders?

(see the answer keys)

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