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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What bent the trees on an island Jessie sees off the ship?
(a) Prevailing winds.
(b) The slope of the island.
(c) A hurricane.
(d) Strong gorillas.

2. Whom does Jessie see steal an egg one night?
(a) A woman.
(b) A child.
(c) A hooded figure.
(d) A rat.

3. What is the first purpose of the pin?
(a) Eating utensil.
(b) Drawing blood.
(c) Killing rats.
(d) Flossing teeth.

4. What windows does Jessie like to peek in?
(a) Store fronts.
(b) Prisons.
(c) Slave holds.
(d) The houses of rich people.

5. What does Sharkey teach Jessie?
(a) To secure a rigging.
(b) To mend a sail.
(c) To climb the ratlines.
(d) To use a compass.

6. Why is Jessie late coming home at the beginning of the book?
(a) He was visiting his aunts.
(b) He was playing with his friends.
(c) He was at the slave market.
(d) He was detained at school.

7. What does Jessie say really provides for his family?
(a) A needle.
(b) God.
(c) His father's ghost.
(d) His mother's heart.

8. Who does Jessie talk to when he is curious about his first sight of the slaves?
(a) Purvis.
(b) Stout.
(c) Gardere.
(d) Sharkey.

9. Who helps Jessie make a dining tent for the slaves?
(a) Gardere.
(b) Smith.
(c) Sparks.
(d) Stout.

10. What is the cook's name?
(a) Curry.
(b) Cinnamon.
(c) Cardimon.
(d) Chili.

11. What was the name of the slave who shooed Jessie away from a window?
(a) Moon.
(b) Sky.
(c) Star.
(d) Sun.

12. What shocks Jessie most about the ship?
(a) The stench.
(b) The large size.
(c) The beauty of it.
(d) The sinister look about it.

13. What does the Captain call Jessie?
(a) Bollweevil.
(b) Bollucks.
(c) Ballinchain.
(d) Bullet.

14. What are the containers for the slaves on shore called?
(a) Barragrint.
(b) Barracrank.
(c) Barracoon.
(d) Barracade.

15. How long did the captain Purvis knew trade slaves before being caught?
(a) 10 years.
(b) 15 years.
(c) 5 years.
(d) 20 years.

Short Answer Questions

1. After the fire in New Orleans, what did Jessie stare at while thinking about the power of fire?

2. What strange thing happens on shore when Jessie gets to the Bight of Benin?

3. How old was Jessie when his father died?

4. Where is Jessie's bed on the ship?

5. What is the Captain's last name?

(see the answer keys)

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