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The two main characters for The Cay were modeled after real people, and the plot is based on a true incident. The main characters offer so much to be learnt on human behavior. Take this educational quiz on the Cay and see what you know about the story of Philip and timothy.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How did Philip's Father contribute to the war?

    • A.

      By fighting in the war

    • B.

      By pumping fresh water for the UK

    • C.

      By starting rations for the whole island

    • D.

      By supplying oil to the UK

    • E.

      By working with the Nazis in Germany to stop the war

    Correct Answer
    D. By supplying oil to the UK
    Explanation
    Philip's Father contributed to the war by supplying oil to the UK. This would have been a crucial contribution as oil is essential for fueling vehicles, machinery, and various military operations. Supplying oil would have helped the UK maintain its military capabilities and support its war efforts.

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  • 2. 

    Philip's last name is

    Correct Answer
    Enright
    Explanation
    The given question states that Philip's last name is "Enright." This means that "Enright" is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 3. 

    Did Philip climb up the Palm tree?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The given answer "Yes" implies that Philip did climb up the Palm tree.

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  • 4. 

    What disease did Timothy get in the middle of May?

    Correct Answer
    Malaria
    Malar
    Fever
    Feber
    Explanation
    Timothy got Malaria in the middle of May. Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that causes symptoms such as fever, chills, and flu-like illness. "Malar" is a term often used to refer to Malaria, and "Fever" is a common symptom of the disease. "Feber" is a misspelling of the word "Fever" and does not provide any additional information. Therefore, all four options indicate that Timothy contracted Malaria in the middle of May.

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  • 5. 

    When Timothy put stew cat out in a boat for a while, Timothy lied to Philip about what stew cat was doing. What did he say?

    • A.

      He is sleeping by the hut

    • B.

      He is eating a bird I caught for him

    • C.

      He is catching a Lizard

    • D.

      He is on the other side of the Island

    • E.

      He is eating pie

    Correct Answer
    C. He is catching a Lizard
  • 6. 

    What did Timothy say when they were discussing racism?

    • A.

      I true tink everybody is defferent on d'inside

    • B.

      I true tink dat d'white people like blacks

    • C.

      I true tink beneath d'skin we all d'same

    • D.

      I true tink beneath d'soul we are all defferent

    Correct Answer
    C. I true tink beneath d'skin we all d'same
    Explanation
    P.75

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  • 7. 

    Why do you think Timothy took time to prepare so many fish hooks?

    • A.

      To make sure if he went blind he would be prepared

    • B.

      To make sure if he died Philip would have something to remember himself by

    • C.

      To make sure if he died, Philip would have enough fishing equipment for a while

    Correct Answer
    C. To make sure if he died, Philip would have enough fishing equipment for a while
    Explanation
    Timothy took time to prepare so many fish hooks to ensure that if he died, Philip would have enough fishing equipment for a while. This implies that Timothy wanted to provide for Philip even after his demise, ensuring that he would have the necessary tools to continue fishing and sustain himself. By preparing a large number of fish hooks, Timothy was planning ahead and thinking about Philip's well-being in the future.

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  • 8. 

    What did Timothy originally call Philip? Spelled with his accent

    • A.

      Young Leeda

    • B.

      White boy

    • C.

      Young Bahss

    • D.

      Philip

    Correct Answer
    C. Young Bahss
    Explanation
    Timothy originally called Philip "Young Bahss" because of his accent.

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  • 9. 

    What explanation did Philip give Timothy for the Lizards on the island?

    • A.

      Lizards always lived on the Cay

    • B.

      A bird dropped a momma lizard and she gave birth to more lizards on the island

    • C.

      The fish evolved into lizards in this area

    • D.

      A lizard was dropped here by a schooner

    Correct Answer
    B. A bird dropped a momma lizard and she gave birth to more lizards on the island
    Explanation
    Philip explained to Timothy that the reason for the lizards on the island was that a bird had dropped a momma lizard, and she subsequently gave birth to more lizards on the island.

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  • 10. 

    What did Philip say over Timothy's grave?

    • A.

      Philip I wish you could help me

    • B.

      Thank you, Timothy

    • C.

      You are my best friend

    • D.

      You have changed my idea of Black people

    • E.

      Why didn't you take me with you?

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Thank you, Timothy
    E. Why didn't you take me with you?

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