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, what does the only person who is awake listen to?
(a) The wind blowing through his hair.
(b) The sound of the shark's body bumping into the boat.
(c) The waves slapping against the boat.
(d) The encouraging words of the people on shore.

2. 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.

3. What do the men finally see near the end of Part 4?
(a) A group of people celebrating the holiday.
(b) A man cooking his dinner.
(c) A man who sees them.
(d) Their families waving frantically.

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

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

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

7. 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) Another man joins him in waving.
(d) He never returns.

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

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

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

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

12. Who is the only person awake in Part 5?
(a) The oiler.
(b) The captain.
(c) The correspondent.
(d) The cook.

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

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the captain doing in Part 5?

3. Who hears the sound of the shark's powerful fin?

4. What hope appears in Part 5?

5. What do all of the men think about in Part 6?

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