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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is Aubrey to recover?
(a) Aboard the Constitution.
(b) In prison in Boston.
(c) Asclepia, a sanitorium run by Evans' relative Dr. Choate.
(d) In the Naval hospital.

2. Where does the Constitution lead Java?
(a) In circles.
(b) Towards Brazil.
(c) In to an American port.
(d) Out to sea.

3. What is an accurate description of Wallis?
(a) Well-informed and insightful.
(b) Slothful.
(c) A well-meaning, but incompetent person.
(d) A drunk and ne'r do well.

4. Who is Yorke?
(a) The second mate.
(b) The cook.
(c) The ship's steward.
(d) The Captain of the La Flèche.

5. What good news does the Captain offer Aubrey?
(a) That his wife knows he is alive.
(b) That Aubrey is being considered as a fleet commander.
(c) That the Acasta has been entirely re-fitted.
(d) That his wife has had a son.

6. What do the men do to the food and water in the boat?
(a) Eat it before it spoils.
(b) They didn't get any food or water in the boat.
(c) Divide it equally among the men.
(d) Ration it.

7. What war do they learn has erupted?
(a) Between England and Russia.
(b) Between France and the United States of America.
(c) Between England and the United States of America.
(d) Between France and Russia.

8. What is going to happen to the Leopard's crew?
(a) They will be disbursed among the Admiral's other ships.
(b) The Admiral has not yet decided.
(c) They will stay with the Leopard.
(d) They will sail back to England and be assigned to other ships.

9. What does Maturin do after Java strikes her colors?
(a) Runs down to his quarters to save his laudenum.
(b) Tends to the wounded.
(c) Asks permission to retain his specimen collection.
(d) Operates on Aubrey's head.

10. Who is Wallis?
(a) Maturin's brother-in-law.
(b) The local intelligence officer.
(c) Aubrey's first mate.
(d) The Captain of the La Flèche.

11. What does Evans present to Maturin for Aubrey?
(a) A ascot.
(b) A collection.
(c) Aubrey's sword.
(d) A pin for valor.

12. What happens the first time they sight a vessel?
(a) They almost collide with it but they don't see the small boat in the fog.
(b) They try to catch it by rowing.
(c) They hail it but it ignore them.
(d) They try not to be seen since it is an American vessel.

13. Where does the Constitution land?
(a) Boston.
(b) New York.
(c) Charleston.
(d) Norfolk.

14. How might the voyage back to England be described?
(a) Rough seas.
(b) Monotonous.
(c) Stimulating.
(d) Fraught with danger.

15. Who calls upon Wallis?
(a) Aubrey.
(b) Maturin.
(c) Admiral Hornblower.
(d) First Mate Johnson.

Short Answer Questions

1. What seems a possibility to the men after a few days?

2. Who rescues Aubrey from making a serious faux pas?

3. What helps the dehydration a little?

4. What happens to Maturin?

5. What course of action makes sense?

(see the answer keys)

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