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The Cay Chapters 1-10 Quiz

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This is a mid-book test for "The Cay". All questions are multiple choice. Remember to read all questions and each answer choice. Choose the best answer for each question.

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  • 1. 
    Like silent, hungry sharks that swim in the darkness, the German submarines arrived in the middle of the night. The author uses the simile in this sentence to _________________________.
    • A. 

      A) make the reader know that sharks swim in the sea around Willemstad

    • B. 

      B) to emphasize how frightening the arrival of German submarines was to the people of Willemstad.

    • C. 

      C) to describe to the reader what the German submarines looked like

    • D. 

      D) to make the German submarines seem real

  • 2. 
    Which line from the book shows that it is written in first person?
    • A. 

      A) I was asleep on the second floor of our narrow, gabled green house in Willemstad, on the island of Curacao, the largest of the Dutch islands just off the coast of Venezuela.

    • B. 

      B) One German sub was even sighted off Willemstad at dawn.

    • C. 

      C) Phillip, the enemy has finally attacked the island, there will be no school today.

    • D. 

      D) They once stormed the island long ago.

  • 3. 
    The author wrote this book mostly to ________________.
    • A. 

      A.) entertain readers with a fictional story that is set during World War II.

    • B. 

      B) persuade readers to study the events that took place during World War II

    • C. 

      C) explain how important oil and gasoline was during World War II

    • D. 

      D) compare how World War II affected different locations around the world.

  • 4. 
    Read the following dictionary definitions for the word "jam".  jam (noun) 1.a preserve of whole fruit, slightly crushed, boiled with sugar. 2. (verb) a problem; trouble 3. a crowd or congestion in a confined space. 4. to become stuck, wedged, fixed, blocked, etc. "We were thrown against the cabin door, which the steward had warned us not to lock because it might jam." What is the meaning of "jam" as it is used in the sentence above?
    • A. 

      A) a preserve of whole fruit, slightly crushed, boiled with sugar

    • B. 

      B) a problem

    • C. 

      C) a crowd or congestion in a confined space

    • D. 

      D.) to become stuck, wedged, fixed, blocked, etc.

  • 5. 
    How did Phillip feel about Timothy at the beginning of the book?
    • A. 

      A) like he was different- to be avoided

    • B. 

      B) like he was lucky

    • C. 

      C) glad he was there to take care of him

    • D. 

      D) as a best friend

  • 6. 
    From which point of view if The Cay written?
    • A. 

      Second Person

    • B. 

      First Person

    • C. 

      Third - omniscient

    • D. 

      Third- limited

  • 7. 
    Phillip had to help Timothy with the rocks that spelled HELP because _______________.
    • A. 

      A) it was getting late in the day and they wanted to hurry.

    • B. 

      B.) Timothy had hurt his back

    • C. 

      C.) the rocks were heavy

    • D. 

      D) Timothy could not spell.

  • 8. 
    Phillip begins to change his mind about Timothy when ____________________.
    • A. 

      A) Phillip realizes that Timothy's parents were from Africa.

    • B. 

      B) Timothy tells him of his childhood.

    • C. 

      C) Timothy brings him lobsters for supper

    • D. 

      D) he realizes that Timothy is working to make a rope for him.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following best  states the theme of the book so far?
    • A. 

      A) survival of the fittest

    • B. 

      B) war is senseless

    • C. 

      C) overcoming prejudice

    • D. 

      D) conquering the fear of the sea

  • 10. 
    Phillip enjoyed the rain because ___________________________.
    • A. 

      A.) they needed fresh water

    • B. 

      B.) it was something he could hear and feel, not something he must see

    • C. 

      C.) Stew Cat curled up next to him

    • D. 

      D.) he needed a bath

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