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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does the captain use to get rid of their intruders?
(a) His rifle.
(b) An oar.
(c) He cannot get rid of them.
(d) His good arm.

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

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

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

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

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

9. What makes the men feel the way they do about their current situation in Part 2?
(a) The storm.
(b) The waves.
(c) The small size of their boat.
(d) Being where they are.

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

11. Who is on the boat besides the cook, oiler, and captain?
(a) The cook.
(b) The captain.
(c) The oiler.
(d) The correspondent.

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

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

14. Who first spots a lighthouse?
(a) The correspondent.
(b) The oiler.
(c) The captain.
(d) The cook.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who advises the others not to overdo it?

2. How do the men feel about the results gained from constructing the sail?

3. What aims at the captain's head?

4. Why do the men row?

5. What does the captain do in Part 1?

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