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. Who died in the story recalled in Part 6?
(a) A priest.
(b) A mother.
(c) A correspondent.
(d) A Legionnaire.

2. Who is ordered to make the sail again in Part 6?
(a) The correspondent.
(b) The oiler.
(c) The captain.
(d) The cook.

3. Since the four men on the boat have now been seen, what do think they think will surely happen very soon?
(a) They will die.
(b) Someone will come with a lifeboat.
(c) They will have to swim to shore.
(d) Someone will swim out to sea to rescue them.

4. Why are the men unable to reach shore safely in Part 4?
(a) They are too far away.
(b) The water is too deep.
(c) They can reach shore safely now.
(d) They cannot even see the shore.

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

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

7. How does the correspondent show great character in Part 5?
(a) By allowing the captain to eat his portion of their dinner.
(b) By letting the others sleep while he faces danger alone.
(c) He does not show great character in Part 5.
(d) By rowing continually.

8. Who stops the correspondent's watch of the object in Part 6?
(a) The cook.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The captain.
(d) The oiler.

9. What do the men wonder about as they head out toward deeper water in Part 4?
(a) Why the captain insists upon going out to deeper water.
(b) They do not head out toward deeper water.
(c) Why no one has tried to find them.
(d) Why Nature is so cruel.

10. Why do the men think it would be cruel if they die?
(a) Because they are good men.
(b) Because they have worked so hard to stay alive.
(c) Because they deserve to live.
(d) Because they are such good friends.

11. What do the men wonder about as they head toward shore in Part 4 ?
(a) Why he has come so close to shore if he is going to be drowned.
(b) Whether they will see their families again.
(c) Why they cannot swim like the fish.
(d) Who will win the bet about the exact hour that they will reach shore.

12. Who replaces the correspondent on the rowing seat in Part 6?
(a) The captain.
(b) No one.
(c) The oiler.
(d) The cook.

13. What does the man onshore do?
(a) Wave frantically.
(b) Shake his head and walk away.
(c) Point and laugh.
(d) Dive into the ocean to help the men.

14. Whose point of view is the entirety of "The Open Boat" told from?
(a) The captain.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The oiler.
(d) It alternates between the characters.

15. What do the men do in Part 5?
(a) Sleep peacefully.
(b) Try to swim to shore.
(c) Die by drowning.
(d) Spend one of the longest nights of their lives.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the correspondent curse?

2. What happens when the man onshore runs to a house?

3. What is the captain doing in Part 5?

4. Who spots a watch fire on the beach in Part 6?

5. What do the men need both the oiler and correspondent's strength for in Part 6?

(see the answer keys)

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