The Long Way Test | Final Test - Easy

Bernard Moitessier
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Moitessier do when he was on deck as he approached Cape Horn?
(a) Studied books for accounts of rounding Cape Horn.
(b) Studied the seas for signs of gales.
(c) Wore his safety harness.
(d) Looked for signs of land.

2. What did Moitessier see as he approached Cape Horn?
(a) Shooting stars.
(b) A solar eclipse.
(c) A lunar eclipse.
(d) Aurora Borealis.

3. What did Moitessier call civilization?
(a) The Sewer.
(b) The Squalor.
(c) The Monster.
(d) The Noise.

4. When Moitessier thinks about a crew that ran out of water, what did he remember them trying to survive on?
(a) Flying fish.
(b) Dew from the sails.
(c) Plankton and krill.
(d) Ice and fish.

5. What danger was Moitessier on the lookout for as he passed Cape Horn?
(a) Whales.
(b) Gales.
(c) Sharks.
(d) Icebergs.

6. How did Moitessier think of the bulldozers and concrete mixers?
(a) As robots paving over civilization.
(b) As noisy, ungraceful machines compared to his steel ship.
(c) As instruments of progress bring civilization to a backward people.
(d) As slaves accomplishing diabolical capitalist motives.

7. How often did Moitessier use the self-steering device?
(a) Only in harbors and around other ships.
(b) Only when he was sleeping.
(c) Almost all the time.
(d) Only during storms.

8. What were the conditions when Moitessier approached Cape Horn?
(a) Calm.
(b) Pleasant.
(c) Stormy.
(d) Rough.

9. What did Moitessier fear about going back to civilization?
(a) Being imprisoned.
(b) Being alone.
(c) Being taken over.
(d) Being confused.

10. What did Moitessier try to do but not do in the Falkland Islands?
(a) Give word of his position.
(b) Scrape the barnacles off the hull.
(c) Relax.
(d) Pick up supplies.

11. Which cape did Moitessier refuse to round a second time?
(a) Cape of Leeuwin.
(b) Cape Horn.
(c) Cape Cod.
(d) The Cape of Good Hope.

12. What was Moitessier's reaction to civilization again?
(a) He was grateful for the comforts.
(b) He was glad to be in touch with his wife again.
(c) He was relieved to be safe.
(d) He was angry about development.

13. What was the danger of sailing the way Moitessier sailed as he approached Cape Horn?
(a) Taking on water.
(b) Breaking equipment.
(c) Capsizing.
(d) Pitch-poling.

14. What mistake did Moitessier make that caused him to be knocked down in the Pacific?
(a) Not changing course.
(b) Falling asleep during a gale.
(c) Activating the self-steering.
(d) Carrying too much sail.

15. What did the letters have to say about the danger Moitessier faced as he rounded Cape Horn?
(a) They were inconsistent.
(b) They said that sharks could be dangers to whalers.
(c) They said that icebergs were a consistent threat.
(d) They said that whales were only a danger in certain seasons.

Short Answer Questions

1. What distinction does Cape Horn have of the three capes?

2. What did Moitessier remember his Chinese nursemaid telling him about as a child?

3. What parallel did Moitessier steer by as he headed to Cape Horn?

4. What land did Moitessier find as he rounded Cape Horn?

5. Whose letters did Moitessier read about passing Cape Horn?

(see the answer keys)

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