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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the shark do for a long time?
(a) There is no shark.
(b) Show its teeth.
(c) Swim the length of both sides of the boat.
(d) Try to capsize the boat.

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

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

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

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

6. Who stops the correspondent's watch of the object in Part 6?
(a) The correspondent.
(b) The captain.
(c) The cook.
(d) The oiler.

7. What don't the men share with each other in Part 6?
(a) Their longing to return home.
(b) Their dire thoughts.
(c) Their fears.
(d) Their food.

8. What do the men do since they are unable to reach shore safely in Part 4?
(a) Head out to deeper water.
(b) Head toward another island.
(c) Accept their deaths.
(d) Head toward shore.

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

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

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

12. What do the men wonder about as they head toward shore in Part 4 ?
(a) Whether they will see their families again.
(b) Who will win the bet about the exact hour that they will reach shore.
(c) Why he has come so close to shore if he is going to be drowned.
(d) Why they cannot swim like the fish.

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

14. What can the men do about the shark?
(a) Laugh at it.
(b) Be its dinner.
(c) Kill it.
(d) Nothing.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the men see on shore at the beginning of Part 4?

2. What is the correspondent doing in Part 5?

3. What do the men do all afternoon after being deluged in Part 4?

4. How does the reader now view the recalled story in Part 6?

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

(see the answer keys)

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