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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 do Toby and the narrator see when they reach the valley at the bottom of the second waterfall?
(a) Peeled fruit.
(b) Native hunters.
(c) A dead bird.
(d) Native villages.

2. When do the narrator and Toby decide to desert?
(a) In the middle of the night.
(b) During shore leave.
(c) During the fight with the French.
(d) After the second watch.

3. In what name are the French claiming Nukuheva?
(a) Liberty.
(b) Civilization.
(c) Equality.
(d) Progress.

4. Why does the narrator run away from the Dolly?
(a) He wants to be alone.
(b) He was left ashore mistakenly.
(c) He falls in love with a native girl.
(d) He considers the captain a tyrant.

5. How does Toby descend at the waterfall?
(a) By holding vines.
(b) He dives.
(c) He finds a path.
(d) He falls.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do the narrator and Toby arrive before sundown?

2. How is the news of a boat in the bay carried to all the Typees?

3. What do the French put ashore at the beginning of Chapter 3?

4. How many days food supply do the narrator and Toby have when they reach the mountain?

5. Since what year had the island of Nukuheva been known to the Americans, at the outset of the book?

Short Essay Questions

1. What kind of routine does Tommo enter into with Kory-Kory?

2. Describe Toby and Tommo's escape from the ship.

3. Describe Fayaway's appearance.

4. What communication do Toby and Tommo exchange with the natives?

5. What is life like on the whaling ship for Tommo?

6. What preparations do Toby and Tommo make, and what obstacles do they encounter when they escape?

7. What happens when the Typees bring Toby back to their village after the noon-time siesta?

8. Describe Tommo's companion Toby.

9. What do Toby and Tommo discover when they make it to the mountain?

10. Why would it be dangerous for Tommo to desert from his ship, and how does he plan to avoid the danger?

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