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. 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.

2. 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) Everyone sleeps except the unfortunate one with the oars.
(c) A wave carries the four men further out to sea and, ultimately, their doom.
(d) The boat capsizes.

3. What does the man onshore use to wave like a black flag?
(a) A blanket.
(b) His coat.
(c) His arms.
(d) A black flag.

4. How does the reader now view the recalled story in Part 6?
(a) As heart-wrenching in its sadness and futility.
(b) He thinks it is funny.
(c) Nothing.
(d) It reminds him of someone he knew.

5. In Part 5, what does the only person who is awake listen to?
(a) The encouraging words of the people on shore.
(b) The waves slapping against the boat.
(c) The wind blowing through his hair.
(d) The sound of the shark's body bumping into the boat.

6. Who is the only person awake at the beginning of Part 6?
(a) The cook.
(b) The oiler.
(c) The captain.
(d) The correspondent.

7. In regards to the shark, what does the correspondent think he would not do in different circumstances?
(a) Love the shark.
(b) Fear the shark.
(c) Be jealous of the shark
(d) Curse the sea.

8. Who keeps their thoughts to himself in Part 4?
(a) The correspondent.
(b) All four men.
(c) The cook.
(d) The captain.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the men need to head for shore in Part 4?

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

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

4. When do the men plan to attempt making it to shore in Part 6?

5. What does the correspondent keep an eye on in Part 6?

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