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. In Part 5, who does the correspondent wish would wake up?
(a) The shark.
(b) The captain.
(c) One of his friends.
(d) The cook.

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

3. 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 the sea will take them when they have come so close to shore.
(d) That they will survive this adventure.

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

5. In Part 4, what are the men unaware of?
(a) That there is no life-saving station anywhere near where they are.
(b) No one can see them.
(c) They are being mocked by nature.
(d) The ship has a hole in it.

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

7. 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.

8. 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.

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

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

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

12. What happens when night comes at the end of Part 4?
(a) The man on shore gives up on the four men stuck at sea.
(b) The boat capsizes.
(c) Everyone sleeps except the unfortunate one with the oars.
(d) A wave carries the four men further out to sea and, ultimately, their doom.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What would the correspondent give almost anything for near the end of Part 5?

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

3. What do the men finally see near the end of Part 4?

4. What is the cook doing in Part 5?

5. Who says that they may as well head for shore in Part 4?

(see the answer keys)

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