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. When do the men plan to attempt making it to shore in Part 6?
(a) In two days.
(b) In the morning.
(c) In an hour.
(d) Within a week.

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

3. Why is the makeshift sail made again in Part 6?
(a) So that the oiler and the correspondent can sleep at the same time.
(b) The makeshift sail is not made again.
(c) So that the oiler and the captain can sleep at the same time.
(d) Because the men are bored and need something to do.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Who is the only person awake in Part 5?
(a) The captain.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The cook.
(d) The oiler.

12. Who wishes for different company near the end of Part 5?
(a) The cook.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The captain.
(d) The oiler.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the oiler doing in Part 5?

3. Why are the men unable to reach shore safely in Part 4?

4. Since the four men on the boat have now been seen, what do think they think will surely happen very soon?

5. In Part 5, what does the only person who is awake listen to?

(see the answer keys)

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