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. Why do the men think it would be cruel if they die?
(a) Because they are good men.
(b) Because they are such good friends.
(c) Because they have worked so hard to stay alive.
(d) Because they deserve to live.

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

3. What do all of the men think about in Part 6?
(a) Death.
(b) Friendship.
(c) Food.
(d) Home.

4. Who falls asleep in the soggy boat in Part 6?
(a) The cook.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The captain.
(d) The oiler.

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

6. In regards to the shark, what does the correspondent think he would not do in different circumstances?
(a) Be jealous of the shark
(b) Curse the sea.
(c) Fear the shark.
(d) Love the shark.

7. In Part 5, why is the correspondent the only one who is scared by the shark?
(a) Because he is the only one who is not used to the sea.
(b) Because he is the only one in the water.
(c) Because it is a figment of his imagination.
(d) Because he is the only one awake.

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

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

11. Who hears the sound of the shark's powerful fin?
(a) The cook.
(b) The captain.
(c) The oiler.
(d) The correspondent.

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

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

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the man onshore use to wave like a black flag?

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

3. What do the men do all afternoon after being deluged in Part 4?

4. What do the men need both the oiler and correspondent's strength for in Part 6?

5. What provides the only sound in Part 5?

(see the answer keys)

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