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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the captain remind the other men?
(a) That they will reach the shore.
(b) That they are going to die.
(c) That they must rest.
(d) That they are nearly out of food.

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

3. Who confirms seeing the lighthouse?
(a) The captain.
(b) The cook.
(c) The oiler.
(d) The correspondent.

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

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

6. Who is forced into rowing again in Part 3?
(a) The oiler and the captain.
(b) The correspondent and the captain.
(c) The cook and the captain.
(d) The correspondent and the oiler.

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

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

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

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

11. What do the men focus on as they row in Part 1?
(a) The fish that may become their dinner.
(b) Only the wave in front of them.
(c) The color of the sky.
(d) Each other.

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

13. What does each man finally catch a glimpse of after constructing the sail?
(a) The lighthouse.
(b) Land.
(c) The waves.
(d) The sun.

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

15. What does the correspondent argue about?
(a) Whether they will survive.
(b) When they will be rescued.
(c) The difference between a life-saving station and a house of refuge.
(d) Who will fix dinner.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who commands the tiny boat?

2. What does the oiler say near the end of Part 1?

3. What does the captain do in Part 1?

4. How do the men feel when the intruders leave?

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

(see the answer keys)

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