The Open Boat Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When do the men plan to attempt making it to shore in Part 6?
(a) Within a week.
(b) In the morning.
(c) In two days.
(d) In an hour.

2. What do the men look for as they row in Part 4?
(a) New dots on the horizon that might signal their rescue.
(b) A fire to warm them.
(c) Men on the shore.
(d) The lighthouse.

3. What did the recalled story mean to the reader at the time he read it?
(a) He thought it was funny.
(b) It reminded him of someone he knew.
(c) Nothing.
(d) As heart-wrenching in its sadness and futility.

4. What does the correspondent watch for in Part 5?
(a) The blue glint of the shark's fin.
(b) The men on shore to signal them in.
(c) The seagulls to return.
(d) The lighthouse to shine a light on them.

5. Who falls asleep in the soggy boat in Part 6?
(a) The captain.
(b) The oiler.
(c) The cook.
(d) The correspondent.

6. Who orders the sail made again in Part 6?
(a) The correspondent.
(b) The captain.
(c) The cook.
(d) The oiler.

7. What do the men see on shore at the beginning of Part 4?
(a) A lighthouse.
(b) A tiny house.
(c) A man on the shore.
(d) Their families.

8. What can the men do about the shark?
(a) Laugh at it.
(b) Be its dinner.
(c) Kill it.
(d) Nothing.

9. What do the men need both the oiler and correspondent's strength for in Part 6?
(a) Swimming to shore while carrying the cook.
(b) Cooking dinner.
(c) Rowing to shore.
(d) Protecting the captain.

10. Who is the four men's only company in Part 5?
(a) A shark.
(b) The man from shore.
(c) The wind.
(d) The waves.

11. In Part 6, what is the correspondent told to do?
(a) Switch positions with the oiler.
(b) Take a nap.
(c) Take the boat a little further out to sea.
(d) Stop looking at the watchfire.

12. Why is the makeshift sail made again in Part 6?
(a) Because the men are bored and need something to do.
(b) So that the oiler and the captain can sleep at the same time.
(c) So that the oiler and the correspondent can sleep at the same time.
(d) The makeshift sail is not made again.

13. Who wishes for different company near the end of Part 5?
(a) The captain.
(b) The cook.
(c) The oiler.
(d) The correspondent.

14. What would the correspondent give almost anything for near the end of Part 5?
(a) For a bite of food.
(b) For his friends to drown.
(c) For a good night's sleep.
(d) For the shark to go away.

15. What happens when night comes at the end of Part 4?
(a) The man on shore gives up on the four men stuck at sea.
(b) The boat capsizes.
(c) A wave carries the four men further out to sea and, ultimately, their doom.
(d) Everyone sleeps except the unfortunate one with the oars.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the man onshore do?

2. What do the men do since they are unable to reach shore safely in Part 4?

3. What provides light for the men in Part 5?

4. In Part 4, what are the men unable to believe?

5. Where did the character in the recalled story die?

(see the answer keys)

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