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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who calms the dispute towards the end of Part 1?
(a) The oiler.
(b) The captain.
(c) The cook.
(d) The correspondent.

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

4. What curls over the men?
(a) The rough wind.
(b) A warm blanket.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Mountain-sized waves.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. What will the men need in order to reach the shore if the boat overturns?

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

3. Who advises the others not to overdo it?

4. What is temporarily buoyed by the sight of the lighthouse?

5. Which man's life is not of the sea?

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