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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 a major thing that was talked about at the dinner?
(a) Why Spain threw in with France.
(b) Hot-air balloons.
(c) The French and the war.
(d) What a great ship Surprise was.
2. What happens when Maturin gets to the ship?
(a) Aubrey scolds him.
(b) He gets high on opium.
(c) They have a dinner.
(d) They set sail.
3. In what position will Tom Pullings work on Surprise?
(c) Captain's stewart.
(d) First mate.
4. What ship closes with Surprise after a few days out in Chapter 2?
(a) A Royal Navy frigate.
(b) A French battleship.
(c) An American merchant ship.
(d) A Spanish warship.
5. What happens to Padeen's hand?
(a) It is cut off when caught between two ropes.
(b) It is bit by a rat.
(c) It is broken.
(d) It is injured and burned.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where are the prizes that Spartan has captured?
2. What happens to the Azul?
3. How does Aubrey feel about his new situation?
4. For what does Aubrey have a reputation which makes men want to work for him?
5. What will be Surprise's first cruise with Aubrey as captain?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Maturin and Martin do after they join the ship's company and how does Aubrey feel there? What happens to encourage Aubrey?
2. How does Maturin feel about money? What does he obtain to help him and Aubrey with Surprise?
3. What type of work does Maturin do and for what is he also known?
4. What is one of the primary talks at the formal dinner aboard ship the night before sailing?
5. Who does Maturin see as Aubrey waits on him for sailing?
6. What does Aubrey do about the ship they raise near the end of the storm? What does Maturin find out from a man on the ship?
7. To what is Maturin addicted and who discusses it with him?
8. Where has Spartan stashed its prizes and why?
9. Why is Maturin late for Surprise's sailing?
10. What does Maturin do and where does he do it right after he buys her?
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