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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. On what date did the Spray leave Buenos Aires?
(a) May 31.
(b) September 6.
(c) December 1.
(d) January 26.

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

4. Slocum says his father could make anything as long as he had which of the following:
(a) Vision.
(b) Determination.
(c) Knife.
(d) Hammer.

5. What is the name of the valley visible from the Slocum house?
(a) Hudson.
(b) Annapolis.
(c) Cape May.
(d) Chesapeake.

6. What item did savages steal from Slocum?
(a) Fishing equipment.
(b) Tacks.
(c) Clothes.
(d) Beer.

7. In what year was Slocum born?
(a) 1829.
(b) 1861.
(c) 1850.
(d) 1844.

8. Slocum details his experiences with a civilized little _____.
(a) Carp.
(b) Shark.
(c) Sea gull.
(d) Spider.

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

10. What is the name of the ship Slocum passed early on in the voyage?
(a) Windswept.
(b) Destiny.
(c) Magnolia.
(d) Olympia.

11. In what city did the captain live?
(a) Kennebunc.
(b) Fairhaven.
(c) Annapolis.
(d) Richmond.

12. What caused Slocum to vary his course?
(a) Broken mast.
(b) Pirates.
(c) Illness.
(d) Storm.

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

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

15. What was the name of the boat purchased from the captain?
(a) Spray.
(b) Seawitch.
(c) Aurora Borealis.
(d) Northern Light.

Short Answer Questions

1. Slocum had always longed to be a:

2. Slocum recalls receiving a warm welcome when he arrived at which location?

3. On what date did Slocum leave Port Tamar?

4. After leaving Port Tamar, Slocum guided the Spray to which location?

5. What was the name of Slocum's old adversary?

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