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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Calley end up on the Ship?
(a) He is tricked.
(b) He is training to be a captain.
(c) His brother is a crew member.
(d) He wants to go to Africa.

2. Why does Erasmus get lost in town after rehearsing for the play?
(a) He is lovesick.
(b) He is sleepy.
(c) He avoids a fight.
(d) He is drunk.

3. Which three men toast in Book One, Part One?
(a) Paris, Wolpert, and Kemp.
(b) Thurso, Wolpert, and Paris.
(c) Paris, Kemp, and Thurso.
(d) Kemp, Wolpert, and Thurso.

4. Why does Thurso tell crew members not to beat the other men until after they leave the dock?
(a) He does not want them to fight.
(b) He does not want them to jump ship.
(c) He has too much else to do.
(d) He does not want them to tell shore policemen about it..

5. What is the name of the play's new director?
(a) David Williamson.
(b) Lawrence Carter.
(c) Henry Adams.
(d) John Gibbons.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Paris's role on the ship?

2. What is a source of conflict for those responsible for building the ship?

3. What is the name of the ship in this story?

4. What was Sawdust's father's profession?

5. What is the name of the character who is mentally handicapped?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Erasmus see in town after he gets lost?

2. Why does Erasmus dislike Henry Adams?

3. Describe the setting for the Prologue.

4. How does Erasmus' role in the play reflect aspects of himself in real life?

5. What does Erasmus compare to cattle in Book One, Part Four?

6. What happens between Deakin, Calley, and Libby in Book One, Part Three?

7. What types of memories does Paris frequently dwell on when he is on the ship?

8. Why does Thurso have James Wilson flogged?

9. How would you describe Erasmus as he is presented in the first half of the book?

10. Why is the title of the play rehearsed on the Wolpert property appropriate?

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