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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

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

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

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

6. What do the men use as a mast?
(a) A mop.
(b) A mast.
(c) One of the men.
(d) An oar.

7. What is in better view towards the end of Part 3?
(a) The waves.
(b) The lighthouse.
(c) Land.
(d) The sun.

8. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the lighthouse?

2. Where are these four men returning from?

3. Why do the four men become the most loyal of friends?

4. What do the men use as a sail?

5. How do the men view the intruders?

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