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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the boat comparable to in size?
(a) A house.
(b) A mountain.
(c) A bathtub.
(d) A sofa.

3. How did the injured character sustain his injuries?
(a) He was injured by nearly drowning.
(b) He was injured defending the ship.
(c) He fell and hurt himself.
(d) It is not made clear.

4. 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.

5. What do the waves threaten to do?
(a) Sweep the men out to sea.
(b) Drown the boat.
(c) Beat the boat into the rocks.
(d) Calm down.

6. What do the men entertain the thought of towards the end of Part 1?
(a) That someone will see them from shore.
(b) That they will die soon.
(c) That they can construct a sail.
(d) That they are starving.

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. How does the object in Part 2 taunt the men?
(a) By making them hungry.
(b) By reminding them that the shore is far away.
(c) By reminding them of their impending deaths.
(d) The seaweed does not taunt the men.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the captain use to get rid of their intruders?

2. Where are these four men returning from?

3. What does the sun transform the ocean into in Part 2?

4. Why is it obvious that none of the other life boats have made it back to shore?

5. Who confirms seeing the lighthouse?

(see the answer keys)

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