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 hears the sound of the shark's powerful fin?
(a) The correspondent.
(b) The oiler.
(c) The cook.
(d) The captain.

2. In Part 4, who tells the men to take the boat back out to sea?
(a) The cook.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The oiler.
(d) The captain.

3. What do the men do since they are unable to reach shore safely in Part 4?
(a) Head toward another island.
(b) Head toward shore.
(c) Head out to deeper water.
(d) Accept their deaths.

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

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

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

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

9. What do the men finally see near the end of Part 4?
(a) A group of people celebrating the holiday.
(b) A man cooking his dinner.
(c) A man who sees them.
(d) Their families waving frantically.

10. Where did the character in the recalled story die?
(a) Algiers.
(b) America.
(c) Italy.
(d) Mosquito Inlet.

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

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

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

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

15. What do the men think that anyone who has seen them from onshore may believe?
(a) That they are already dead.
(b) That saving them is hopeless.
(c) That they are an illusion.
(d) That they are simply out for sport.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when night comes at the end of Part 4?

2. What does the correspondent watch for in Part 5?

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

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

5. In Part 5, why is the correspondent the only one who is scared by the shark?

(see the answer keys)

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