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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through March 18.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What do Steinbeck and Ricketts buy that was eventually taken by US customs?
(a) A local liquor that is reputed to be an aphrodisiac.
(b) A local liquor that is reputed to enable men to survive without water for more than a week.
(c) A local liquor that is reputed to substitute for fuel.
(d) A local liquor that is reputed to increase alertness when at sea.
2. What is Tony's requirement to the group?
(a) He requires that they wash heir hands prior to taking the wheel.
(b) He requires that they say a seaman's prayer before taking the wheel.
(c) He requires that the course be maintained as perfectly as possible.
(d) He requires that no one will talk while at sea.
3. What does Steinbeck think about the various descriptions they have read of Cabo San Lucas?
(a) Descriptions were exaggerating and that the place is overrated.
(b) Descriptions were very creative, as there was really nothing much to say about Cabo San Lucas.
(c) Descriptions of Cabo San Lucas did not capture the abundance of marine life in the area.
(d) No two descriptions of Cabo San Lucas are alike.
4. How does Steinbeck compare navigation at sea to life?
(a) He likens trying to keep a course to walking a tight pole.
(b) He likens trying to keep a course to attempting to achieve an ideal.
(c) He likens sea navigation to courting a girl.
(d) He likens sea navigation to cooking a gourmet course.
5. What is The Log from the Sea of Cortez?
(a) It is the journal describing the marino biology expedition carried out by John Steinbeck and his close friend, Ed Ricketts.
(b) It is the wood sold out by the expedition party to several cities in Mexico.
(c) It is a seaman's book they found on the Sea of Cortez which contains important information on marine biology.
(d) It is a very special wood found by John Steinbeck and his close friend, Ed Ricketts when they went to Cortez.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do Steinbeck and Ricketts do to Tiny's prey?
2. Why does the crew prefer to catch and eat any other fish than the porpoises?
3. What is the greater purpose for which the author wants to use his observations of the activities of the biological creatures?
4. What does the author describe in the story, particularly at the beginning of the book?
5. What does the expedition party do on their last night ashore when their boat is ready and loaded?
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