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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 the alternative name for Gaze Island?
(a) Christmas Island.
(b) Whale Island.
(c) Moose Island.
(d) The Isle of Pines.

2. What group does Reverend Stain belong to?
(a) Opus Dei.
(b) The Freemasons.
(c) Dignified Burial Society.
(d) Dignified Exit.

3. What is described as a 'gelatinous horror'?
(a) The dessert at the restaurant at Desperate Cove.
(b) Bayonet Melville's head.
(c) A squidburger.
(d) A mess of decomposing cod.

4. How does Agnis describe berrying?
(a) As pleasure to all.
(b) As a damned nuisance.
(c) As a good way to find a husband.
(d) As tedious and boring.

5. What problem did the newsprint carrier have?
(a) A drunken captain.
(b) A leaky throstle.
(c) A fire in the galley.
(d) A fire in the engine room.

Short Answer Questions

1. What condition does Wavey's son suffer from?

2. What damage did The Polar Grinder sustain in the terrible storm?

3. What does the aunt do with her brother's ashes?

4. What gives Quoyle a headache?

5. Why did Carl's hair turn white?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Chapter 10 show the reader about the relationship of people to the sea?

2. How does the aunt account for her wish to return to Newfoundland?

3. What do we learn about the aunt in Chapter 6?

4. Why do we feel at this point that there is cause to be optimistic about Quoyle's growing friendship with Wavey?

5. In what way is the aunt's reaction to the appearance of the distant Quoyle different from her nephew's?

6. How important is the rhythm of their new lives for Quoyle and his family?

7. What insight into Jack Buggit does the harbormaster convey to Quoyle?

8. Does Tert Card demonstrate the qualities required of a managing editor?

9. How does the aunt respond to Quoyle's doubt over his ability to do the job?

10. What is Quoyle's attitude to Petal and her death?

(see the answer keys)

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