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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What group of Indians chased the Spray in the Bay?
(a) Amazonian.
(b) Apache.
(c) Anasazi.
(d) Fortesque.

2. What previous trick had Slocum used to confuse Black Pedro?
(a) Switching directions.
(b) Firing into the water.
(c) Welcoming him aboard.
(d) Changing clothes.

3. Slocum would eventually follow the route of which famous explorer?
(a) Erikson.
(b) Columbus.
(c) Vespucci.
(d) Magellan.

4. What location was Slocum approaching when he just missed a shipwreck?
(a) Jamaica.
(b) Brazil.
(c) Uruguay.
(d) Paraguay.

5. Which was not one of Slocum's boats?
(a) Southern Cross.
(b) Liberdale.
(c) Northern Light.
(d) Aquineck.

6. What group of islands did Slocum reach in July?
(a) Hawaiian.
(b) Mariana.
(c) Canary.
(d) Azores.

7. Just around this time Slocum has his first real encounter with which of the following:
(a) Sharks.
(b) Pirates.
(c) Ice storms.
(d) Sea sickness.

8. Where did Slocum's grandfather work?
(a) Lighthouse.
(b) Shipyard.
(c) Courthouse.
(d) Railroad.

9. Which is not listed as being one of the authors read by Slocum?
(a) Stevenson.
(b) Hemingway.
(c) Cervantes.
(d) Defoe.

10. In what year did Slocum buy the boat from the captain?
(a) 1888.
(b) 1879.
(c) 1892.
(d) 1882.

11. What was the name of the first boat co-owned by Slocum?
(a) Aurora.
(b) Spray.
(c) Northern Light.
(d) Seawitch.

12. What was the name of the captain who went on the trip with Slocum?
(a) Scott.
(b) Howard.
(c) Hebert.
(d) Rand.

13. One of the most interesting landmarks described by Slocum at this point was a place known as Dismal ____ Reach.
(a) Island.
(b) Carcass.
(c) Famine.
(d) Woman.

14. Slocum referred to which famous Pilgrim?
(a) Bradford.
(b) Standish.
(c) Cook.
(d) Brewster.

15. Where is Slocum at the beginning of chapter 6?
(a) Chile.
(b) Borneo.
(c) Argentina.
(d) Rio.

Short Answer Questions

1. Slocum was pleased when he was able to visit with the crew of which passing ship?

2. Just outside of Port Angosto, Slocum was greeted by which of the following:

3. In what city did the captain live?

4. What is the name of the ship Slocum passed early on in the voyage?

5. What is the name of the province where Slocum was born?

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