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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 mythological creature does Tom begin dreaming about in Part Two: Chapter 11?
(a) A mermaid.
(b) A phoenix.
(c) A satyr.
(d) An ogre.
2. On what date was Tom born?
(a) March 14, 1890.
(b) September 28, 1893.
(c) December 16, 1918.
(d) April 27, 1926.
3. What is the name of Isabel's mother?
4. Why did Trimble Docherty commit suicide?
(a) Grief after his mother.
(b) Grief after his wife died.
(c) Guilt from a long-ago murder.
(d) He was crazy.
5. How many graves are on the cliff to represent Isabel's lost children in Part Two: Chapter 10?
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is the keeper that Tom replaces at Janus Rock?
2. What does Tom give to Isabel for her birthday in Part One: Chapter 8?
3. Where did Trimble Docherty commit suicide?
4. How long does Tom say it will be before he returns to the mainland in his letter to Isabel in Part One: Chapter 4?
5. Who is the author of The Australian Mother's Manual of Efficient Child-Rearing?
Short Essay Questions
1. What strikes Tom about the guidebook for lighthouse keepers in Part Two: Chapter 13?
2. What led to the estrangement between Hannah and her father? When was it resolved?
3. How is the setting of Janus Rock described in the novel's prologue?
4. Why does Isabel become enraged when the supply boat arrives in Part One: Chapter 9?
5. What are Isabel's impressions of Janus Rock when she arrives in Part One: Chapter 7?
6. What is Isabel doing in the beginning of Part Two: Chapter 10?
7. What is revealed in the letter that Hannah receives in Part Two: Chapter 16?
8. What does Isabel do with the infant when she takes it from Tom in Part Two: Chapter 10?
9. What does Tom recall about tracking down his mother in Part One: Chapter 8?
10. How does Tom travel to Janus Rock in Part One: Chapter 3? Who accompanies him?
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