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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Who is present at the opening of the novel?
(a) The cook.
(b) Four men inside the boat.
(c) The captain.
(d) The correspondent.

8. What is the only thing the men can see at the book's beginning?
(a) The slate color of the water.
(b) The clouds in the sky.
(c) The lighthouse at Mosquito Inlet.
(d) The shark circling the boat.

9. What suggests the men have been on a noteworthy trip?
(a) The presence of the captain.
(b) Their nice clothes.
(c) The presence of the correspondent.
(d) Their eagerness to reach safety.

10. What is the oiler doing at the beginning of the novel?
(a) Constructing a makeshift sail.
(b) Taking his turn with the oars.
(c) Taking a nap.
(d) Eating dinner.

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

12. What is being rocked as the novel opens?
(a) The carriage.
(b) The large ship.
(c) The baby.
(d) The tiny boat.

13. How long has it been since the four men have slept?
(a) Two days and nights.
(b) A few hours.
(c) Four days.
(d) A week.

14. Why do the oiler and correspondent sit on the same seat?
(a) To eat dinner.
(b) To sleep.
(c) To row.
(d) To talk.

15. Why is the correspondent unable to see the lighthouse?
(a) His eyes are too tired to see so far in the distance.
(b) There is no lighthouse.
(c) He is sleeping.
(d) He is too busy rowing to turn around and see it.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who rows with the correspondent?

2. Why are the men forced into rowing again in Part 3?

3. What do the waves threaten to do?

4. What do the men do to gain assistance from the wind in Part 3?

5. What curls over the men?

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