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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What happens when night comes at the end of Part 4?
(a) A wave carries the four men further out to sea and, ultimately, their doom.
(b) The man on shore gives up on the four men stuck at sea.
(c) Everyone sleeps except the unfortunate one with the oars.
(d) The boat capsizes.
2. Who is the four men's only company in Part 5?
(a) The wind.
(b) The waves.
(c) A shark.
(d) The man from shore.
3. In Part 4, who tells the men to take the boat back out to sea?
(a) The oiler.
(b) The captain.
(c) The correspondent.
(d) The cook.
4. Who hears the sound of the shark's powerful fin?
(a) The correspondent.
(b) The captain.
(c) The cook.
(d) The oiler.
5. What does the shark do for a long time?
(a) Swim the length of both sides of the boat.
(b) Show its teeth.
(c) Try to capsize the boat.
(d) There is no shark.
6. What do the men do all afternoon after being deluged in Part 4?
(a) Take turns rowing.
(b) Mourn their fates.
(c) Yell for help.
(d) Laugh in the face of adversity.
7. What can the men do about the shark?
(a) Kill it.
(b) Laugh at it.
(c) Be its dinner.
8. What did the recalled story mean to the reader at the time he read it?
(a) As heart-wrenching in its sadness and futility.
(b) He thought it was funny.
(c) It reminded him of someone he knew.
9. What do the men think that anyone who has seen them from onshore may believe?
(a) That saving them is hopeless.
(b) That they are an illusion.
(c) That they are simply out for sport.
(d) That they are already dead.
10. What do the men finally see near the end of Part 4?
(a) A man cooking his dinner.
(b) Their families waving frantically.
(c) A group of people celebrating the holiday.
(d) A man who sees them.
11. Why are the men unable to reach shore safely in Part 4?
(a) They cannot even see the shore.
(b) The water is too deep.
(c) They are too far away.
(d) They can reach shore safely now.
12. 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) Rowing to shore.
(c) Cooking dinner.
(d) Protecting the captain.
13. What do the men see soon after the man onshore returns from the house?
(a) Their families waving to them.
(b) An omnibus full of people.
(c) A bonfire to light their way.
(d) The lighthouse shining on them.
14. In Part 4, what are the men unaware of?
(a) No one can see them.
(b) They are being mocked by nature.
(c) That there is no life-saving station anywhere near where they are.
(d) The ship has a hole in it.
15. Who do the men think would be cruel to allow them to die?
(c) The captain.
(d) The men on shore.
Short Answer Questions
1. What circles the boat?
2. Why do the men believe no one is coming to rescue them?
3. What hope appears in Part 5?
4. What provides light for the men in Part 5?
5. What do the men do in Part 5?
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