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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Because the men are bored and need something to do.
(c) So that the oiler and the captain can sleep at the same time.
(d) The makeshift sail is not made again.

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

3. Who appears to be the main character in "The Open Boat"?
(a) The captain.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The oiler.
(d) The cook.

4. Whose point of view is Part 5 of "The Open Boat" told from?
(a) The captain's.
(b) The correspondent's.
(c) The oiler's.
(d) The cook's.

5. What would the correspondent give almost anything for near the end of Part 5?
(a) For a good night's sleep.
(b) For a bite of food.
(c) For his friends to drown.
(d) For the shark to go away.

6. 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) Their families waving to them.
(d) The lighthouse shining on them.

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

8. What can the men do about the shark?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Kill it.
(c) Laugh at it.
(d) Be its dinner.

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

10. Who recalls a story he once read in Part 6?
(a) The cook.
(b) The captain.
(c) The correspondent.
(d) The oiler.

11. What does the correspondent watch for in Part 5?
(a) The lighthouse to shine a light on them.
(b) The blue glint of the shark's fin.
(c) The seagulls to return.
(d) The men on shore to signal them in.

12. Where did the character in the recalled story die?
(a) Algiers.
(b) America.
(c) Mosquito Inlet.
(d) Italy.

13. What does the shark do for a long time?
(a) Try to capsize the boat.
(b) Show its teeth.
(c) There is no shark.
(d) Swim the length of both sides of the boat.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who orders the sail made again in Part 6?

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

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

4. Why do the men need to head for shore in Part 4?

5. What circles the boat?

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