The Swiss Family Robinson Test | Final Test - Easy

Johann Rudolf Wyss
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 13, "Unpleasant Tasks," what does the narrator name the new donkey colt?
(a) Lightfoot.
(b) Storm.
(c) Swift.
(d) Grumble.

2. In Chapter 13, "Unpleasant Tasks," what does the narrator use to teach their new birds how to find their way home?
(a) The sound of bamboo striking a barrel.
(b) The flashing light from a piece of tin.
(c) The scent of aniseed.
(d) Smoke signals.

3. In Chapter 17, "Bounty and Peril," what does the family discover on Shark Island after they have left the antelope there for several months?
(a) The antelope have eaten all of their fruit trees.
(b) The antelope have had a number of babies.
(c) There is an enormous snake on the island preying on the antelope.
(d) There is a spring where the antelope can get fresh water.

4. In Chapter 15, "We Explore Inland," what surprise does the narrator have for Franz?
(a) He invites Franz to be the one to go exploring with him.
(b) He gives Franz his first gun.
(c) He offers Franz the task of training Grunble.
(d) He has carved Franz a set of toy animals.

5. Chapter 10, "Changing Seasons," what does the family find that will allow Elizabeth to make cloth?
(a) Flax.
(b) Cotton.
(c) A loom.
(d) A spinning wheel.

6. What gourmet food does the family obtain in Chapter 11, "Our Estates"?
(a) Caviar.
(b) Escargot.
(c) Foie gras.
(d) Truffles.

7. In Chapter 17, "Bounty and Peril," what idea does Fritz have to pass time during the rainy season?
(a) He wants to make a kayak.
(b) He wants to learn to carve.
(c) He wants to make more comfortable beds and chairs.
(d) He wants to learn to speak Malay.

8. In Chapter 18, "Repairs and Fortifications," what spice do the boys discover and dislike the taste of?
(a) Cloves.
(b) Pepper.
(c) Anise.
(d) Cinnamon.

9. In Chapter 17, "Bounty and Peril," what watercraft does the family cover with seal skins?
(a) The kayak.
(b) The barrel boat.
(c) The canoe.
(d) The pinnace.

10. Inside their cave, what do the crystals turn out to be?
(a) Quartz.
(b) Rock salt.
(c) Fluorite.
(d) Magnetite.

11. In Chapter 14, "A Casualty," what does the family do with the corpse of the creature that killed one of their animals and put the family in danger?
(a) They haul it to a pit and bury it.
(b) The butcher and eat it.
(c) They stuff it and display it in their home.
(d) They bury it at sea.

12. In Chapter 13, "Unpleasant Tasks," what new construction particularly pleases Elizabeth?
(a) A separate shelter for the animals at Falconhurst.
(b) An indoor fireplace at Rock House.
(c) An aqueduct to bring fresh water to Rock House.
(d) A new roof for Falconhurst.

13. In Chapter 11, "Our Estates," who suggests making a cave for a winter home?
(a) The narrator.
(b) Ernest.
(c) Elizabeth.
(d) Fritz.

14. What is the first name that the family gives to their cave house?
(a) The Cavern.
(b) Grottoburg.
(c) Rock House.
(d) Cave House.

15. Why does the narrator think that it is a good idea to keep rabbits on Whale Island?
(a) Whale Island is becoming overrun with a weed that they need to get rid of, and the rabbits will eat it.
(b) The rabbits will be amusing company for any family members working alone on Whale Island.
(c) He wants to fortify the island as a place to stay if they are in danger, and he wants a steady food supply there.
(d) The rabbits are a good food source, but there is not enough room for them in the family's winter shelter.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 18, "Repairs and Fortifications," which brother again stays back with his parents while the other boys go off on an expedition?

2. In Chapter 13, "Unpleasant Tasks," what is the "unpleasant task" that the chapter title refers to?

3. In Chapter 14, "A Casualty," when the family is making baskets, what idea does Fritz have?

4. What does the family find living inside the tree that Falconhurst is built on?

5. In Chapter 16, "A Winged Steed," how does the family try to secure the Gap before they leave the area?

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