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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) Show its teeth.
(b) Swim the length of both sides of the boat.
(c) Try to capsize the boat.
(d) There is no shark.
2. What do the men wonder about as they head toward shore in Part 4 ?
(a) Whether they will see their families again.
(b) Why they cannot swim like the fish.
(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.
3. What do the men do since they are unable to reach shore safely in Part 4?
(a) Head toward shore.
(b) Head out to deeper water.
(c) Accept their deaths.
(d) Head toward another island.
4. What do the men wonder about as they head out toward deeper water in Part 4?
(a) Why Nature is so cruel.
(b) Why no one has tried to find them.
(c) They do not head out toward deeper water.
(d) Why the captain insists upon going out to deeper water.
5. What is the correspondent doing in Part 5?
6. What is the cook doing in Part 5?
7. Who orders the sail made again in Part 6?
(a) The captain.
(b) The cook.
(c) The oiler.
(d) The correspondent.
8. What provides the only sound in Part 5?
(a) The water.
(b) The people on shore.
(c) The wind.
(d) The men snoring.
9. What do the men need both the oiler and correspondent's strength for in Part 6?
(a) Cooking dinner.
(b) Rowing to shore.
(c) Swimming to shore while carrying the cook.
(d) Protecting the captain.
10. What happens when the man onshore runs to a house?
(a) The four men on the boat dive into the sea and swim toward shore.
(b) Another man joins him in waving.
(c) He never returns.
(d) The four men on the boat cry.
11. What do the men look for as they row in Part 4?
(a) Men on the shore.
(b) New dots on the horizon that might signal their rescue.
(c) The lighthouse.
(d) A fire to warm them.
12. Why is the makeshift sail made again in Part 6?
(a) So that the oiler and the correspondent can sleep at the same time.
(b) So that the oiler and the captain can sleep at the same time.
(c) Because the men are bored and need something to do.
(d) The makeshift sail is not made again.
13. Whose point of view is Part 5 of "The Open Boat" told from?
(a) The cook's.
(b) The oiler's.
(c) The correspondent's.
(d) The captain's.
14. What is the oiler doing in Part 5?
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. What does the correspondent watch for in Part 5?
2. Why do the men have to take the boat back out to sea in Part 4?
3. What do the men see on shore at the beginning of Part 4?
4. What do the men think is odd in Part 4?
5. What does the man onshore use to wave like a black flag?
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