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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 is the name of the ship approaching dangerously close to the crew's ship at the beginning of the story?
(a) Stephanie.
(b) Tempora.
(c) Sephora.
(d) Tiffanie.

2. Where does the captain take Legatt after he tells the captain his story?
(a) The crew's quarters.
(b) His state room.
(c) The storage area.
(d) The brig.

3. What does the captain hear when he is below the night they see a strange ship approaching?
(a) The sound of a small row boat approaching.
(b) The sound of whispers.
(c) The sound of his crew snoring.
(d) The sound of the boat creaking.

4. What did the crew members shout when they found Legatt?
(a) "Grab him!"
(b) "Help him!"
(c) "You're under arrest!"
(d) "Murderer!"

5. At what does the stranger stare through the porthole while relating his tale to the captain?
(a) Nothing.
(b) An islet.
(c) The Sephora.
(d) A star.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the captain tell "to let all hands turn in without setting an anchor watch" the night they see a strange ship approaching?

2. What is the ship approaching the crew's ship carrying?

3. Over what uncanny discovery does the stranger reflect after hearing the captain's story?

4. How long was the crew working practically night and day?

5. What was the content of the first cry from the crew concerning the stranger's intention in diving off the ship?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to the author, what is a reefed foresail and what purpose did it serve on the Sephora?

2. What characterizes the actions of the stranger at the end of the first part?

3. How does the chief mate of the unnamed ship refer discretely to his strange new captain, and for what reason?

4. Why does the captain's order for all hands to turn in without setting an anchor watch astonish the rest of the crew?

5. What does the stranger take advantage of in the captain's stateroom?

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

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

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

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

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

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