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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the name of the province where Slocum was born?
2. Eventually, Slocum managed to right his course and navigate through which Channel?
3. What was the name of the boat that wrecked shortly before Slocum's arrival?
4. What adjective best describes the Brits' attitude toward Slocum?
5. Where is Slocum at the beginning of chapter 6?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Joshua Slocum describe the people of Nova Scotia?
2. What is Joshua Slocum's relationship with his father? How is John Slocum described?
3. What was Slocum's opinion of the area?
4. Describe at least one incident in which money was given to support Slocum's journey.
5. What kinds of activities did Slocum take part in while he was docked in South Africa?
6. The Spray's next port was on the island of Rodriguez. Explain the expectation of Slocum's arrival.
7. Discuss Slocum's interaction with the crew of the Colombia.
8. Slocum received a pleasant surprise after he landed in Apia. What was the surprise?
9. Who is Judge Beyers? Who did Slocum meet through the judge?
10. Loneliness and boredom became issues for Slocum. Detail at least one or two things Slocum did in order to relieve these things.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Pirates appear in various parts of the story. Discuss in detail at least two instances in which Slocum was confronted by pirates while on his voyage. Also discuss other references made in the book that relate to pirates or similar groups.
Essay Topic 2
The point of view used in "Sailing Alone Around the World" by Joshua Slocum is third person omniscient. Examine the author's choice. What are the benefits of writing in third person omniscient? What are the disadvantages? How would the story change if it had been written entirely in first person? Explain. Choose a passage from the book and rewrite it in the first person. Note observations on the way the text changed.
Essay Topic 3
Slocum had a difficult time deciding what to do with his life. Examine Slocum's quest. How did the author end up in Boston? What was Slocum doing at the time? Was Slocum working at a regular job? What did he do in Boston? Who did Slocum meet while he was in the city? What prompted him to look for a boat? Who sold the boat? What kind of omen(s) did Slocum relate to his new purchase? Explain.
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