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 oiler.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The cook.
(d) The captain.

2. 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) The four men on the boat cry.
(c) He never returns.
(d) Another man joins him in waving.

3. Why do the men have to take the boat back out to sea in Part 4?
(a) They realize they are at the wrong island.
(b) They are suddenly deluged again.
(c) They do not take the boat back out to sea.
(d) They forgot one of the men at sea.

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

5. Who says that they may as well head for shore in Part 4?
(a) The correspondent.
(b) The captain.
(c) The oiler.
(d) The cook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. Who orders the sail made again in Part 6?
(a) The cook.
(b) The oiler.
(c) The captain.
(d) The correspondent.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the makeshift sail made again in Part 6?

2. What is the correspondent doing in Part 5?

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

4. What hope appears in Part 5?

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

(see the answer keys)

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