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

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

3. What do the men finally see near the end of Part 4?
(a) Their families waving frantically.
(b) A group of people celebrating the holiday.
(c) A man cooking his dinner.
(d) A man who sees them.

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

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

6. When do the men plan to attempt making it to shore in Part 6?
(a) In the morning.
(b) In an hour.
(c) In two days.
(d) Within a week.

7. What do the men see on shore at the beginning of Part 4?
(a) Their families.
(b) A tiny house.
(c) A man on the shore.
(d) A lighthouse.

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

9. What does the man onshore do?
(a) Shake his head and walk away.
(b) Point and laugh.
(c) Wave frantically.
(d) Dive into the ocean to help the men.

10. What circles the boat?
(a) Seagulls.
(b) Another boat.
(c) A shark.
(d) Vultures.

11. What happens when night comes at the end of Part 4?
(a) Everyone sleeps except the unfortunate one with the oars.
(b) The boat capsizes.
(c) The man on shore gives up on the four men stuck at sea.
(d) A wave carries the four men further out to sea and, ultimately, their doom.

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

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

14. In Part 4, who tells the men to take the boat back out to sea?
(a) The oiler.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The cook.
(d) The captain.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Part 5, what does the only person who is awake listen to?

2. What provides light for the men in Part 5?

3. Who says that they may as well head for shore in Part 4?

4. Who spots a watch fire on the beach in Part 6?

5. What do the men wonder about as they head toward shore in Part 4 ?

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