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. Why do the men need to head for shore in Part 4?
(a) Because the boat is being destroyed by the waves and is going to sink.
(b) Because it is dinner time and their families have meals prepared for them.
(c) Because soon they will be too exhausted to swim even if they do get close.
(d) Because people are waving to them.

2. Who do the men think would be cruel to allow them to die?
(a) God.
(b) The men on shore.
(c) The captain.
(d) Nature.

3. Who spots a watch fire on the beach in Part 6?
(a) The oiler.
(b) The cook.
(c) The captain.
(d) The correspondent.

4. What do the men see soon after the man onshore returns from the house?
(a) The lighthouse shining on them.
(b) A bonfire to light their way.
(c) Their families waving to them.
(d) An omnibus full of people.

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

6. 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) The makeshift sail is not made again.
(d) So that the oiler and the correspondent can sleep at the same time.

7. What provides light for the men in Part 5?
(a) A candle lit by a match.
(b) A bonfire on shore.
(c) There is no light.
(d) The lighthouse.

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

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

10. Who recalls a story he once read in Part 6?
(a) The cook.
(b) The oiler.
(c) The captain.
(d) The correspondent.

11. In Part 4, what are the men unaware of?
(a) That there is no life-saving station anywhere near where they are.
(b) No one can see them.
(c) They are being mocked by nature.
(d) The ship has a hole in it.

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

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

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

15. In Part 5, why is the correspondent the only one who is scared by the shark?
(a) Because he is the only one in the water.
(b) Because he is the only one who is not used to the sea.
(c) Because it is a figment of his imagination.
(d) Because he is the only one awake.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the man onshore use to wave like a black flag?

3. What would the correspondent give almost anything for near the end of Part 5?

4. Why do the men have to take the boat back out to sea in Part 4?

5. Who wishes for different company near the end of Part 5?

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