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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who commands the tiny boat?
(a) The correspondent.
(b) The oiler.
(c) The cook.
(d) The captain.

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

3. What does the captain try to do to their intruders?
(a) Shoot them.
(b) Shoo them away.
(c) Beat them with an oar.
(d) Capture them.

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

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

6. What do the men search the shoreline for?
(a) A life-saving station or a house of refuge.
(b) A hotel.
(c) Their families, awaiting their return.
(d) A restaurant.

7. What do the men do to gain assistance from the wind in Part 3?
(a) Hide under the boat.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Make a sail.
(d) Row the oars.

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

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

10. Near the end of Part 3, how long do the men guess it will now take them to reach shore?
(a) Five minutes.
(b) A week.
(c) An hour.
(d) A day.

11. What does the captain do in Part 1?
(a) Row the boat with both oars.
(b) Construct a makeshift sail.
(c) Complain about his injuries.
(d) Keep up the direction and moral support.

12. What does the correspondent find in his pocket?
(a) A piece of paper.
(b) Food.
(c) A match.
(d) Four dry cigars.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the men use as a mast?

2. What does the correspondent take turns doing with the oiler in Part 2?

3. What curls over the men?

4. What would make the men see their situation as glorious?

5. Whose nature is naturally more cynical than the others'?

(see the answer keys)

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