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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What would make the men see their situation as glorious?
(a) Viewing it from a vantage point.
(b) Escaping from it.
(c) They do see it as glorious.
(d) Absolutely nothing.

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

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

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

8. Why is it obvious that none of the other life boats have made it back to shore?
(a) The oiler does not make this claims.
(b) Because no one is out searching for them.
(c) Because they have not seen the other life boats.
(d) Because there are no other life boats.

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

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

11. What curls over the men?
(a) The rough wind.
(b) Mountain-sized waves.
(c) Nothing.
(d) A warm blanket.

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

13. How do the men feel about the results gained from constructing the sail?
(a) Pleased.
(b) Disappointed.
(c) Angry.
(d) Indifferent.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does each man finally catch a glimpse of after constructing the sail?

2. What floats by to taunt the men?

3. How do the men view their current situation in Part 2?

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

5. How does the object in Part 2 taunt the men?

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