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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who loses concept of time?
(a) The oiler.
(b) The cook.
(c) The captain.
(d) The four men.

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

3. Who advises the others not to overdo it?
(a) The cook.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The captain.
(d) The oiler.

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

5. What do the men realize when the water changes from gray to emerald green?
(a) That the storm has arrived.
(b) That it is nighttime.
(c) That the storm has lifted.
(d) That it must be daylight.

6. What do the intruders finally do?
(a) Die.
(b) Knock the captain overboard.
(c) Leave the men alone.
(d) Join the four men on the boat.

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

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

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

10. What happens as the men get closer to land?
(a) The men rejoice.
(b) The men get further from land, not closer.
(c) The waves capsize the boat.
(d) The wind picks up.

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

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

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

14. What aims at the captain's head?
(a) Wind.
(b) Seagulls.
(c) Seaweed.
(d) Waves.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the waves seem determined to do?

2. What do the men focus on as they row in Part 1?

3. Who is forced into rowing again in Part 3?

4. What do the correspondent and his rowing partner use to row?

5. Why do the oiler and correspondent sit on the same seat?

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