The Cay Chapter 1 To 10 : Novel Trivia Quiz

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Do you know anything about "The Cay" in chapters 1 to 10? "The Cay" is a teen novel written by Theodore Taylor and published in 1969. The story opens with the German submarine entrance in Curacao, an island where the Dutch live on Venezuela's coast. This quiz will take you into the world of "The Cay."


Questions and Answers
  • 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.

      Make the reader know that sharks swim in the sea around Willemstad

    • B.

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

    • C.

      To describe to the reader what the German submarines looked like

    • D.

      To make the German submarines seem real

    Correct Answer
    B. To emphasize how frightening the arrival of German submarines was to the people of Willemstad.
    Explanation
    The author uses the simile of silent, hungry sharks swimming in the darkness to emphasize how frightening the arrival of German submarines was to the people of Willemstad. The comparison suggests that the submarines were stealthy and menacing, creating a sense of fear and danger similar to that of sharks lurking in the darkness.

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  • 2. 

    Which line from the book shows that it is written in first person?

    • 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.

      One German sub was even sighted off Willemstad at dawn.

    • C.

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

    • D.

      They once stormed the island long ago.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The line "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" indicates that the book is written in first person because it uses the pronoun "I" to refer to the narrator, suggesting that the narrator is speaking from their own perspective.

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  • 3. 

    The author wrote this book mostly to ________________.

    • A.

      Entertain readers with a fictional story that is set during World War II.

    • B.

      Persuade readers to study the events that took place during World War II

    • C.

      Explain how important oil and gasoline was during World War II

    • D.

      Compare how World War II affected different locations around the world.

    Correct Answer
    A. Entertain readers with a fictional story that is set during World War II.
    Explanation
    The author wrote this book mostly to entertain readers with a fictional story that is set during World War II. The other options of persuading readers to study the events of World War II, explaining the importance of oil and gasoline during the war, and comparing the impact of the war on different locations around the world are not mentioned in the question stem and therefore cannot be inferred as the main purpose of the book.

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  • 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 preserve of whole fruit, slightly crushed, boiled with sugar

    • B.

      A problem

    • C.

      A crowd or congestion in a confined space

    • D.

      To become stuck, wedged, fixed, blocked, etc.

    Correct Answer
    D. To become stuck, wedged, fixed, blocked, etc.
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "jam" is used to describe the action of the cabin door becoming stuck or blocked. The sentence suggests that the passengers were thrown against the door, which the steward had warned them not to lock because it might become stuck or wedged. Therefore, the meaning of "jam" in this context is to become stuck, wedged, fixed, blocked, etc.

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  • 5. 

    How did Phillip feel about Timothy at the beginning of the book?

    • A.

      Like he was different- to be avoided

    • B.

      Like he was lucky

    • C.

      Glad he was there to take care of him

    • D.

      As a best friend

    Correct Answer
    A. Like he was different- to be avoided
    Explanation
    At the beginning of the book, Phillip felt that Timothy was different and someone to be avoided. This suggests that Phillip may have had some prejudices or preconceived notions about Timothy based on his differences. It implies that Phillip may have been hesitant or reluctant to form a connection with Timothy initially.

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  • 6. 

    From which point of view if The Cay written?

    • A.

      Second Person

    • B.

      First Person

    • C.

      Third - omniscient

    • D.

      Third- limited

    Correct Answer
    B. First Person
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "First Person" because in the novel "The Cay," the story is narrated from the perspective of the main character, Phillip. The use of "I" and "me" throughout the book indicates that the story is being told in first person. This narrative style allows readers to gain insight into Phillip's thoughts, feelings, and experiences, providing a more intimate and personal connection with the protagonist.

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  • 7. 

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

    • A.

      It was getting late in the day and they wanted to hurry.

    • B.

      Timothy had hurt his back

    • C.

      The rocks were heavy

    • D.

      Timothy could not spell.

    Correct Answer
    D. Timothy could not spell.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Timothy could not spell. This is because the question states that the rocks spelled "HELP," implying that Timothy needed help with spelling.

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  • 8. 

    Phillip begins to change his mind about Timothy when ____________________.

    • A.

      Phillip realizes that Timothy's parents were from Africa.

    • B.

      Timothy tells him of his childhood.

    • C.

      Timothy brings him lobsters for supper

    • D.

      He realizes that Timothy is working to make a rope for him.

    Correct Answer
    D. He realizes that Timothy is working to make a rope for him.
    Explanation
    Phillip begins to change his mind about Timothy when he realizes that Timothy is working to make a rope for him. This suggests that Phillip sees Timothy's effort and willingness to help him as a positive trait, which leads to a change in his perception of Timothy. This action demonstrates Timothy's kindness and willingness to assist Phillip, which helps to build a bond between them.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following best  states the theme of the book so far?

    • A.

      Survival of the fittest

    • B.

      War is senseless

    • C.

      Overcoming prejudice

    • D.

      Conquering the fear of the sea

    Correct Answer
    C. Overcoming prejudice
    Explanation
    The theme of the book so far is about overcoming prejudice. This suggests that the book focuses on characters or events that involve challenging and breaking down preconceived notions or biases. The story may explore the struggles and triumphs of individuals who are faced with discrimination or stereotypes and how they navigate and overcome these obstacles.

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  • 10. 

    Phillip enjoyed the rain because ___________________________.

    • A.

      They needed fresh water

    • B.

      It was something he could hear and feel, not something he must see

    • C.

      Stew Cat curled up next to him

    • D.

      He needed a bath

    Correct Answer
    B. It was something he could hear and feel, not something he must see
    Explanation
    Phillip enjoyed the rain because it was something he could hear and feel, not something he must see. This suggests that Phillip finds comfort and pleasure in the sensory experience of rain, such as the sound of raindrops hitting the ground and the feeling of rain on his skin. It implies that he appreciates the rain for its tangible and immersive qualities, rather than solely relying on visual perception.

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