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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who is on the boat besides the cook, oiler, and captain?
(a) The captain.
(b) The oiler.
(c) The cook.
(d) The correspondent.

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

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

6. How do the men view their current situation in Part 2?
(a) As exhilarating.
(b) As terrifying.
(c) As boring.
(d) As glorious.

7. Who disagrees with the correspondent near the end of Part 1?
(a) The correspondent.
(b) The cook.
(c) The captain.
(d) The oiler.

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

9. Who silently marks their adventure as the best experience that he has ever had?
(a) The oiler.
(b) The captain.
(c) The correspondent.
(d) The cook.

10. Who tries to calm the other men?
(a) The oiler.
(b) The captain.
(c) The correspondent.
(d) The cook.

11. 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.

12. What do the men entertain the thought of towards the end of Part 1?
(a) That someone will see them from shore.
(b) That they are starving.
(c) That they will die soon.
(d) That they can construct a sail.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the captain try to do to their intruders?

2. What does the captain remind the other men?

3. How long do the oiler and correspondent take turns rowing in Part 2?

4. What suggests the men have been on a noteworthy trip?

5. Who advises the others not to overdo it?

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