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

2. What do the men do in Part 5?
(a) Spend one of the longest nights of their lives.
(b) Try to swim to shore.
(c) Sleep peacefully.
(d) Die by drowning.

3. What provides the only sound in Part 5?
(a) The men snoring.
(b) The people on shore.
(c) The water.
(d) The wind.

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

5. What do the men wonder about as they head out toward deeper water in Part 4?
(a) Why no one has tried to find them.
(b) Why the captain insists upon going out to deeper water.
(c) They do not head out toward deeper water.
(d) Why Nature is so cruel.

6. Who wishes for different company near the end of Part 5?
(a) The captain.
(b) The oiler.
(c) The correspondent.
(d) The cook.

7. What do the men wonder about as they head toward shore in Part 4 ?
(a) Whether they will see their families again.
(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) Why they cannot swim like the fish.

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

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

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

11. What do the men do since they are unable to reach shore safely in Part 4?
(a) Head toward another island.
(b) Head out to deeper water.
(c) Head toward shore.
(d) Accept their deaths.

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

13. In Part 5, who does the correspondent wish would wake up?
(a) The cook.
(b) The shark.
(c) One of his friends.
(d) The captain.

14. What does the correspondent curse?
(a) The wind.
(b) Nature.
(c) His friends.
(d) The sea.

15. What does the man onshore use to wave like a black flag?
(a) A black flag.
(b) His arms.
(c) His coat.
(d) A blanket.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the men think is odd in Part 4?

2. In Part 5, why is the correspondent the only one who is scared by the shark?

3. Since the four men on the boat have now been seen, what do think they think will surely happen very soon?

4. In Part 4, who tells the men to take the boat back out to sea?

5. Whose point of view is Part 5 of "The Open Boat" told from?

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