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

2. 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) Nothing.
(d) It reminded him of someone he knew.

3. What do the men look for as they row in Part 4?
(a) A fire to warm them.
(b) The lighthouse.
(c) New dots on the horizon that might signal their rescue.
(d) Men on the shore.

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

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

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

7. Who stops the correspondent's watch of the object in Part 6?
(a) The oiler.
(b) The correspondent.
(c) The captain.
(d) The cook.

8. What do the men do all afternoon after being deluged in Part 4?
(a) Laugh in the face of adversity.
(b) Yell for help.
(c) Mourn their fates.
(d) Take turns rowing.

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

10. What do the men think is odd in Part 4?
(a) That the waves are vicious.
(b) That nature is indifferent.
(c) That the winds are calm.
(d) That no one sees them.

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

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

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

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

15. In Part 5, what does the only person who is awake listen to?
(a) The wind blowing through his hair.
(b) The encouraging words of the people on shore.
(c) The waves slapping against the boat.
(d) The sound of the shark's body bumping into the boat.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who wishes for different company near the end of Part 5?

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

3. What do the men see on shore at the beginning of Part 4?

4. What happens when night comes at the end of Part 4?

5. What happens when the man onshore runs to a house?

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