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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. What gives Legatt a sense of relief when he is swimming?
(a) The lights of the tug boat.
(b) The riding light on the captain's ship.
(c) The riding lignt on the Tempora.
(d) The riding light on the Sephora.

2. Who asks "Might you call him out quietly sir?"
(a) The captain.
(b) The second mate.
(c) Legatt.
(d) The chief mate.

3. What do the stranger and the captain hear overhead after the stranger has finished telling his tale?
(a) Rain.
(b) Footsteps.
(c) Voices.
(d) Gunfire.

4. What prompts the captain's first words to the mysterious man beside his ship?
(a) Uncertainty.
(b) Surprise.
(c) Anger.
(d) Fear.

5. Who is the youngest member of the crew?
(a) The captain.
(b) The engineer.
(c) The chief mate.
(d) The second mate.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the crew yell when they heard Legatt jump in the sea?

2. What does the captain believe about the body in the water?

3. What does the captain tell his steward to do while the former takes a bath?

4. Who does the captain refer to as his double or other self?

5. Where is the chief mate's ink well located?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does the unnamed captain comport himself towards the Sephora's skipper?

3. What does the captain believe his first mate would think were he to see him speaking with the stranger?

4. What is indicated about the nature of a captain's rule at sea by the captain's decision that he must show himself on deck?

5. There are a couple of times when the captain describes or refers to Legatt as a ghost. When does he do this, and why?

6. How is the captain awakened the next morning? Why is this important?

7. What is the captain consumed with once on deck the morning after Legatt comes on board? What does the author use this to demonstrate?

8. Why is it more important than ever that the crew not know about Legatt being on board after the skipper leaves?

9. What example of dual personification does the author give in the captain's character?

10. Why is the captain's quarters comfortable enough for both grown men? Where do each of the men retire? What does this demonstrate?

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