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 provides light for the men in Part 5?
(a) A candle lit by a match.
(b) The lighthouse.
(c) A bonfire on shore.
(d) There is no light.

2. 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 blue glint of the shark's fin.
(d) The men on shore to signal them in.

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

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

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

7. When do the men plan to attempt making it to shore in Part 6?
(a) Within a week.
(b) In the morning.
(c) In two days.
(d) In an hour.

8. Why are the men unable to reach shore safely in Part 4?
(a) The water is too deep.
(b) They are too far away.
(c) They cannot even see the shore.
(d) They can reach shore safely now.

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

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

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

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

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

14. How does the reader now view the recalled story in Part 6?
(a) He thinks it is funny.
(b) As heart-wrenching in its sadness and futility.
(c) It reminds him of someone he knew.
(d) Nothing.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the only person awake at the beginning of Part 6?

2. What did the recalled story mean to the reader at the time he read it?

3. What is the oiler doing in Part 5?

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

5. What is the captain doing in Part 5?

(see the answer keys)

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