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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the correspondent curse?
(a) The sea.
(b) His friends.
(c) The wind.
2. What do the men finally see near the end of Part 4?
(a) A group of people celebrating the holiday.
(b) Their families waving frantically.
(c) A man who sees them.
(d) A man cooking his dinner.
3. Why do the men have to take the boat back out to sea in Part 4?
(a) They are suddenly deluged again.
(b) They forgot one of the men at sea.
(c) They do not take the boat back out to sea.
(d) They realize they are at the wrong island.
4. What does the man onshore do?
(a) Wave frantically.
(b) Shake his head and walk away.
(c) Point and laugh.
(d) Dive into the ocean to help the men.
5. What does the correspondent keep an eye on in Part 6?
(a) The man on shore.
(b) The watch fire on the beach.
(c) The shark.
(d) The seagulls.
6. Why are the men unable to reach shore safely in Part 4?
(a) They are too far away.
(b) They can reach shore safely now.
(c) The water is too deep.
(d) They cannot even see the shore.
7. What does the correspondent watch for in Part 5?
(a) The lighthouse to shine a light on them.
(b) The men on shore to signal them in.
(c) The seagulls to return.
(d) The blue glint of the shark's fin.
8. What do the men do in Part 5?
(a) Sleep peacefully.
(b) Spend one of the longest nights of their lives.
(c) Die by drowning.
(d) Try to swim to shore.
9. What do the men see soon after the man onshore returns from the house?
(a) An omnibus full of people.
(b) A bonfire to light their way.
(c) The lighthouse shining on them.
(d) Their families waving to them.
10. What did the recalled story mean to the reader at the time he read it?
(a) He thought it was funny.
(b) As heart-wrenching in its sadness and futility.
(c) It reminded him of someone he knew.
11. Who wishes for different company near the end of Part 5?
(a) The oiler.
(b) The cook.
(c) The correspondent.
(d) The captain.
12. In Part 4, what are the men unable to believe?
(a) That they will remain friends with one another.
(b) That their boat has not sunk yet.
(c) That they will survive this adventure.
(d) That the sea will take them when they have come so close to shore.
13. Why is the makeshift sail made again in Part 6?
(a) So that the oiler and the captain can sleep at the same time.
(b) So that the oiler and the correspondent can sleep at the same time.
(c) The makeshift sail is not made again.
(d) Because the men are bored and need something to do.
14. In Part 5, who does the correspondent wish would wake up?
(a) The shark.
(b) One of his friends.
(c) The captain.
(d) The cook.
15. Why do the men believe no one is coming to rescue them?
(a) No one sees them.
(b) Coward or incompetence.
(c) No one cares about them.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens when night comes at the end of Part 4?
2. Who is the only person awake in Part 5?
3. What would the correspondent give almost anything for near the end of Part 5?
4. Who says that they may as well head for shore in Part 4?
5. Why do the men need to head for shore in Part 4?
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