The Far Side of the World Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 3 and 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Maturin's position on board the Surprise?
(a) Surgeon.
(b) Gunner's mate.
(c) First mate.
(d) First Officer.

2. What happens to over half of the whales killed?
(a) They have no oil and are sunk.
(b) They are eaten by sharks.
(c) They are brought successfully to port.
(d) They are lost and not rendered into oil.

3. What is Horner's position on board Surprise?
(a) Cook's mate.
(b) Lookout.
(c) Second deck mate.
(d) Gunner's mate.

4. What do Maturin and Martin do after readying for their next assignment?
(a) Research local diseases.
(b) Catch up on their sleep.
(c) Open a free clinic for a few days.
(d) Observe the local flora and fauna.

5. What does Martin say he has been contemplating?
(a) Leaving the Navy.
(b) Settling in the West Indies.
(c) Suicide.
(d) Marriage.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Maturin observe trying to flirt with Mrs. Horner?

2. What is ambergris?

3. What has the Surprise been doing prior to docking here?

4. Whom does the crew consider a Jonah?

5. Why does Horner seek a consultation with Maturin?

(see the answer key)

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