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

2. What do the men need both the oiler and correspondent's strength for in Part 6?
(a) Cooking dinner.
(b) Swimming to shore while carrying the cook.
(c) Rowing to shore.
(d) Protecting the captain.

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

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

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

6. 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.

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

8. 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) Nothing.
(d) As heart-wrenching in its sadness and futility.

9. In Part 4, what are the men unable to believe?
(a) That they will remain friends with one another.
(b) That their boat has not sunk yet.
(c) That they will survive this adventure.
(d) That the sea will take them when they have come so close to shore.

10. What does the correspondent curse?
(a) The wind.
(b) His friends.
(c) The sea.
(d) Nature.

11. What does the correspondent keep an eye on in Part 6?
(a) The watch fire on the beach.
(b) The shark.
(c) The man on shore.
(d) The seagulls.

12. How does the correspondent show great character in Part 5?
(a) By allowing the captain to eat his portion of their dinner.
(b) By letting the others sleep while he faces danger alone.
(c) He does not show great character in Part 5.
(d) By rowing continually.

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

14. Who falls asleep in the soggy boat in Part 6?
(a) The oiler.
(b) The cook.
(c) The captain.
(d) The correspondent.

15. Why do the men believe no one is coming to rescue them?
(a) Indifference.
(b) No one cares about them.
(c) No one sees them.
(d) Coward or incompetence.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the only person awake at the beginning of Part 6?

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

3. What does the man onshore do?

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

5. What is the oiler doing in Part 5?

(see the answer keys)

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