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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Where do the four men hope to find refuge?
(a) Italy.
(b) Ireland.
(c) Mosquito Inlet Lighthouse.
(d) Bumblebee Cove.

5. Why are these four men on the tiny boat?
(a) They were out fishing and got caught in the storm.
(b) It is not explained.
(c) They are returning from an expedition for gold.
(d) Their ship was destroyed by pirates.

6. Who calms the dispute towards the end of Part 1?
(a) The correspondent.
(b) The captain.
(c) The oiler.
(d) The cook.

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

8. What are the men facing in Part 2?
(a) Each other.
(b) A wall of water rushing at them.
(c) Being rescued.
(d) Starvation.

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

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

11. Who is trying to figure out what he is doing on the boat?
(a) The cook.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The oiler.
(d) The captain.

12. What does the correspondent take turns doing with the oiler in Part 2?
(a) Complaining about their chance of being rescued.
(b) Sleeping.
(c) Eating dinner.
(d) Rowing with both oars.

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

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

15. Who is forced into rowing again in Part 3?
(a) The correspondent and the oiler.
(b) The correspondent and the captain.
(c) The cook and the captain.
(d) The oiler and the captain.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the men use as a sail?

2. What is in better view towards the end of Part 3?

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

4. Who first spots a lighthouse?

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

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