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

2. Who says that they may as well head for shore in Part 4?
(a) The oiler.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The cook.
(d) The captain.

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

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

5. In Part 6, what is the correspondent told to do?
(a) Stop looking at the watchfire.
(b) Take a nap.
(c) Take the boat a little further out to sea.
(d) Switch positions with the oiler.

6. Who is ordered to make the sail again in Part 6?
(a) The cook.
(b) The oiler.
(c) The correspondent.
(d) The captain.

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

8. Who is the four men's only company in Part 5?
(a) The wind.
(b) A shark.
(c) The waves.
(d) The man from shore.

9. Why do the men believe no one is coming to rescue them?
(a) Indifference.
(b) Coward or incompetence.
(c) No one cares about them.
(d) No one sees them.

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

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

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

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

14. 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) He never returns.
(c) Another man joins him in waving.
(d) The four men on the boat cry.

15. What do the men think that anyone who has seen them from onshore may believe?
(a) That they are already dead.
(b) That they are simply out for sport.
(c) That saving them is hopeless.
(d) That they are an illusion.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What do the men do since they are unable to reach shore safely in Part 4?

3. What is the captain doing in Part 5?

4. Who died in the story recalled in Part 6?

5. In Part 4, what are the men unaware of?

(see the answer keys)

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