Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the Dog Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What time does George hear the bells chime in the story which J. tells about George's broken watch?
(a) 3:00.
(b) 12:00.
(c) 6:00.
(d) 9:00;

2. What kind of experience does Harris have that the others do not?
(a) Fixing boats with leaks.
(b) Making navigational maps.
(c) Rowing at sea.
(d) Navigating by the stars.

3. What does J. remark about people's impression of their own work while on a boat?
(a) Each person feels guilty for not doing enough.
(b) People try to show each other up in how much work they can do.
(c) Each person thinks the other people are lazy.
(d) Each person thinks he has done more work than anyone else.

4. How is Sonning described by J.?
(a) As a picturesque village with quaint houses and gardens.
(b) As a scary town trapped in the past.
(c) As the place he wants to go when he settles down and has a family.
(d) As a ghost town.

5. Who suggests the group make a stew one night for dinner?
(a) Harris.
(b) The dog.
(c) George.
(d) J.

6. Why do the men insist that their food supplies be delivered to their boat immediately?
(a) So they can get back on the river.
(b) They need to divide the food supplies into daily portions before leaving.
(c) They are worried the food might spoil.
(d) They have no food available.

7. Why do the men not reach Magna Charta when they planned?
(a) The island doesn't actually exist.
(b) Their map is wrong.
(c) Their boat runs out of gas.
(d) It is too far, and they are tired.

8. Who gets tangled up in the materials needed to prepare the boat for sleeping?
(a) J. and George.
(b) Harris and J.
(c) George and Harris.
(d) Just George.

9. Why did George pass the first inn he found when he first visited Datchet?
(a) It was really dirty.
(b) It was full.
(c) It was too expensive.
(d) He thought there might be a better one down the road.

10. Why can the men not get their canned items open during the trip?
(a) It is strangely stuck shut.
(b) Their can opener gets taken by the dog.
(c) They have forgotten the can opener.
(d) It has all melted together.

11. According to J., the steam-powered boats run faster than ___________.
(a) Canoes.
(b) Small rowboats.
(c) Cargo ships.
(d) Tugboats.

12. What attracts the men to stop in Streatly, even though they weren't planning on it?
(a) It seems charming.
(b) They can't take being seasick anymore.
(c) The dog is going crazy on the boat.
(d) Their food falls overboard.

13. How does J. describe Reading?
(a) As unattractive.
(b) As a scene from Norman Rockwell.
(c) As heaven on earth.
(d) As a Monet painting.

14. Why does J. think he can't get back to sleep after he has a rough night near Picnic Point?
(a) The coyotes are too bothersome.
(b) He has no reason to get up.
(c) The boat is rocking too much.
(d) He is getting seriously ill.

15. What does the unusual item that the men see floating in the water after they pass Reading turn out to be?
(a) A mannequin.
(b) A suitcase.
(c) A dead woman.
(d) An old blanket.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is George when he hears the bells chime in the story J. tells?

2. After what meal do the men decide to replenish their stored food?

3. Where does George end up sleeping when he first visits Datchet?

4. What does J. think would make it easier for him to go back to sleep after he's had a rough night?

5. What kind of a scene does J. think of when he imagines King Henry courting someone?

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