A Review Quiz On The Cay By Theodore Taylor!

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The Cay is a children's novel written by Theodore Taylor, which was published in 1969. The story revolves around 11-year-old Phillip Enright and his mother who tries to flee and escape Curaçao, which has been surrounded by German submarines and faces racism. This quiz has been developed to test your knowledge and reviews questions on plot, character, and theme of the novel. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Timothy thought Stew Cat was bad luck or a ___
    • A. 

      Voodoo doll

    • B. 

      Good luck charm

    • C. 

      Jumbi

    • D. 

      Miniature lion

  • 2. 
    Which of the following were available for them to eat on the island?
    • A. 

      Langosta, fish, mussels, coconut

    • B. 

      Steaks and hamburgers

    • C. 

      All types of fruit

    • D. 

      Fish, lizards, chicken

  • 3. 
    How did Timothy and Phillip keep track of the days?
    • A. 

      Ancient watch timothy had

    • B. 

      Added a large rock to a stack on the beach

    • C. 

      Sun dial

    • D. 

      Pebble in a can

  • 4. 
    Why was there a break in the middle of the storm?
    • A. 

      The storm skipped over them

    • B. 

      The storm hitting the island caused it to stop

    • C. 

      They were in the eye of the hurricane

    • D. 

      The storm changed direction

  • 5. 
    What was the most important thing Timothy did for Phillip?
    • A. 

      Taught him how to survive on his own

    • B. 

      Gave him spelling lessons

    • C. 

      Built him a raft

    • D. 

      Made him a cane

  • 6. 
    How did they get fresh water to drink?
    • A. 

      Small stream that came out of the rocks

    • B. 

      They were able to take sea water and remove the salt from it

    • C. 

      Catchments that allowed them to store it

    • D. 

      A small lake was on the north side of the cay

  • 7. 
    Timothy was intelligent even though he had gone to school because of ___
    • A. 

      He had been in the military

    • B. 

      He was older than Phillip

    • C. 

      He had survival skills, knowledge of the sea, and a good understanding of geography

    • D. 

      He had gone to a school sailor training

  • 8. 
    From what illness did Timothy suffer?
    • A. 

      He was sick of school

    • B. 

      Pneumonia

    • C. 

      Ebola

    • D. 

      Malar (Malaria)

  • 9. 
    Why would Phillip's mother possibly not recognize him if he were rescued?
    • A. 

      He was dirty and shaggy

    • B. 

      He was brown from the sun and had become more muscular

    • C. 

      He was blind

    • D. 

      He could no longer read or write

  • 10. 
    Why did Phillip like the rain?
    • A. 

      He liked to play in it

    • B. 

      He did not have to work on rainy days

    • C. 

      He was able to get clean since there was no shower

    • D. 

      He could hear it and feel it