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

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

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

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

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

6. What happens when the man onshore runs to a house?
(a) The four men on the boat cry.
(b) The four men on the boat dive into the sea and swim toward shore.
(c) He never returns.
(d) Another man joins him in waving.

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

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

9. Who appears to be the main character in "The Open Boat"?
(a) The captain.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The oiler.
(d) The cook.

10. Since the four men on the boat have now been seen, what do think they think will surely happen very soon?
(a) They will have to swim to shore.
(b) Someone will come with a lifeboat.
(c) They will die.
(d) Someone will swim out to sea to rescue them.

11. Who recalls a story he once read in Part 6?
(a) The oiler.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The captain.
(d) The cook.

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

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

14. Whose point of view is Part 5 of "The Open Boat" told from?
(a) The oiler's.
(b) The captain's.
(c) The correspondent's.
(d) The cook's.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who keeps their thoughts to himself in Part 4?

3. What hope appears in Part 5?

4. What do the men wonder about as they head out toward deeper water in Part 4?

5. What do the men think is odd in Part 4?

(see the answer keys)

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