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

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

3. What does the correspondent do when he is allowed to stop rowing in Part 6?
(a) Drop into the soggy boat.
(b) He is not allowed to stop rowing.
(c) Eat dinner.
(d) Swim to shore.

4. What do the men wonder about as they head out toward deeper water in Part 4?
(a) Why the captain insists upon going out to deeper water.
(b) They do not head out toward deeper water.
(c) Why no one has tried to find them.
(d) Why Nature is so cruel.

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Why do the men need to head for shore in Part 4?
(a) Because the boat is being destroyed by the waves and is going to sink.
(b) Because soon they will be too exhausted to swim even if they do get close.
(c) Because it is dinner time and their families have meals prepared for them.
(d) Because people are waving to them.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who replaces the correspondent on the rowing seat in Part 6?

3. In Part 5, who does the correspondent wish would wake up?

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

5. Why are the men unable to reach shore safely in Part 4?

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