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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In Part 5, who does the correspondent wish would wake up?
(a) The captain.
(b) The shark.
(c) One of his friends.
(d) The cook.

3. What does the shark do for a long time?
(a) There is no shark.
(b) Show its teeth.
(c) Try to capsize the boat.
(d) Swim the length of both sides of the boat.

4. 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) Why no one has tried to find them.
(c) They do not head out toward deeper water.
(d) Why Nature is so cruel.

5. What circles the boat?
(a) Seagulls.
(b) A shark.
(c) Another boat.
(d) Vultures.

6. What is the oiler doing in Part 5?
(a) Crying.
(b) Sleeping.
(c) Eating.
(d) Rowing.

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

8. What do the men do all afternoon after being deluged in Part 4?
(a) Yell for help.
(b) Mourn their fates.
(c) Take turns rowing.
(d) Laugh in the face of adversity.

9. Whose point of view is Part 5 of "The Open Boat" told from?
(a) The correspondent's.
(b) The cook's.
(c) The oiler's.
(d) The captain's.

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

11. Who appears to be the main character in "The Open Boat"?
(a) The captain.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The cook.
(d) The oiler.

12. What happens when the man onshore runs to a house?
(a) The four men on the boat dive into the sea and swim toward shore.
(b) Another man joins him in waving.
(c) The four men on the boat cry.
(d) He never returns.

13. What does the correspondent keep an eye on in Part 6?
(a) The watch fire on the beach.
(b) The man on shore.
(c) The seagulls.
(d) The shark.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do all of the men think about in Part 6?

2. What does the correspondent do when he is allowed to stop rowing in Part 6?

3. What provides the only sound in Part 5?

4. In Part 6, what is the correspondent told to do?

5. How does the reader now view the recalled story in Part 6?

(see the answer keys)

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