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

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

3. How does the correspondent show great character in Part 5?
(a) By rowing continually.
(b) He does not show great character in Part 5.
(c) By letting the others sleep while he faces danger alone.
(d) By allowing the captain to eat his portion of their dinner.

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

5. 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.

6. What do the men think is odd in Part 4?
(a) That the winds are calm.
(b) That nature is indifferent.
(c) That no one sees them.
(d) That the waves are vicious.

7. Whose point of view is the entirety of "The Open Boat" told from?
(a) The captain.
(b) The oiler.
(c) It alternates between the characters.
(d) The correspondent.

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

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

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

11. Who spots a watch fire on the beach in Part 6?
(a) The correspondent.
(b) The oiler.
(c) The captain.
(d) The cook.

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

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

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

15. What would the correspondent give almost anything for near the end of Part 5?
(a) For a good night's sleep.
(b) For the shark to go away.
(c) For his friends to drown.
(d) For a bite of food.

Short Answer Questions

1. What circles the boat?

2. In regards to the shark, what does the correspondent think he would not do in different circumstances?

3. What provides light for the men in Part 5?

4. Who falls asleep in the soggy boat in Part 6?

5. Who stops the correspondent's watch of the object in Part 6?

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