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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. Who finds it necessary to find a logical reason for every occurrence that comes his way?
(a) The chief mate.
(b) The captain.
(c) The engineer.
(d) The second mate.

2. What does the captain tell his steward to do while the former takes a bath?
(a) Wash his sleep clothes.
(b) Take stock of the provisions.
(c) Fetch the chief mate.
(d) Clean the stateroom.

3. To what animal does the captain compare the man after making eye contact?
(a) A dolphin.
(b) An ape.
(c) A dog.
(d) A fish.

4. Who does the stranger say has been with the skipper of the Sephora longest amongst the crew?
(a) The chief mate.
(b) The steward.
(c) The chief watchman.
(d) The second mate.

5. From where has the Sephora come when first seen by the captain and his crew, according to the second mate?
(a) Cyprus.
(b) Tangiers.
(c) Montenegro.
(d) Cardiff.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the captain discover when he tries to pull the rope ladder up?

2. Who awakens the captain the morning after he finds Legatt?

3. What does the captain set to fixing as a repair of the breached discipline on his ship while on his watch?

4. To what infamous killer does the stranger relate himself as in the thoughts of the skipper's wife?

5. What does the captain close after he and the stranger hear the noise overhead?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the skipper of the Sephora characterize Leggatt in regards to his position as chief mate?

2. How is the reader introduced to the Sephora? Is there any indication of the importance of the ship in the beginning of the story?

3. How does the captain's floppy hat save the ship?

4. What story does Legatt share with the captain once on board the ship? How does the captain react?

5. What does the captain do after telling the crew to turn in without an anchor watch? Why is this significant?

6. What characterizes the attitudes of the crew as their captain evidently leads them towards an idiotic doom?

7. It is clear what purpose the captain serves in Legatt's life. What purpose does Legatt serve the captain?

8. What danger lies in taking the ship as close as possible to the islands the ship is approaching?

9. How do Legatt and the captain communicate with each other? Why?

10. What is indicated about the captain based upon his precautionary manner of proceeding in fetching clothes for the stranger?

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