The Cay Novel Trivia Quiz! Test

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The cay shows us the story of a boy who got shipwrecked and gets to form friendships with people as he learns to survive in a strange land. Have you read the book and think you are well prepared to tackle the final exam? Take up the quiz for the reading of The Cay by Theodore Taylor and see how well prepared you actually are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why were there no people on the island Timothy found?
    • A. 

      There was no natural source of water.

    • B. 

      There were people on the island.

    • C. 

      It was too small.

    • D. 

      It had been attacked by the Germans already.

  • 2. 
    What did Phillip's family do after he was rescued?
    • A. 

      They moved back to Curacao.

    • B. 

      They moved to the island.

    • C. 

      They moved to Europe.

    • D. 

      They moved back to the United States.

  • 3. 
    What were the biggest threats to Timothy and Phillip when they were on the raft?
    • A. 

      Birds and sharks

    • B. 

      Lack of water and sharks

    • C. 

      A leaky raft and submarines

    • D. 

      Storms and sharks

  • 4. 
    What did Timothy do so that Phillip could fish on the reef?
    • A. 

      He used a rope to mark a safe path.

    • B. 

      He told Phillip not to go on the reef because it wasn't safe.

    • C. 

      He had Phillip crawl out onto the reef.

    • D. 

      He drove sticks into the reef to mark a safe path.

  • 5. 
    How did Phillip survive the attack?
    • A. 

      He got into a lifeboat with the other passengers.

    • B. 

      He got rescued by the submarine.

    • C. 

      A black man saved him and pulled him on a raft.

    • D. 

      His mother dragged him into a lifeboat.

  • 6. 
    Who met Phillip in the hospital?
    • A. 

      No one

    • B. 

      Timothy

    • C. 

      His mother and father

    • D. 

      His grandmother

  • 7. 
    How did Phillip make his fire better?
    • A. 

      He put in things that would make a dark smoke.

    • B. 

      He burnt it 24 hours a day.

    • C. 

      He lit it every day.

    • D. 

      He piled up the sticks so that the fire was huge.

  • 8. 
    Where does the story take place?
    • A. 

      The United States

    • B. 

      Europe

    • C. 

      The Caribbean Sea

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 9. 
    How did Timothy feed them?
    • A. 

      He speared and fished for seafood.

    • B. 

      He cast nets into the sea and caught seafood.

    • C. 

      He had food in a trunk from the ship.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    What is the time period for the book?
    • A. 

      The Vietnam War

    • B. 

      The Civil War

    • C. 

      World War I

    • D. 

      World War II

  • 11. 
    What is a cay? 
    • A. 

      A coral reef

    • B. 

      An island

    • C. 

      A boat

    • D. 

      A bird

  • 12. 
    How did Phillip get his sight back?
    • A. 

      He got hit on the head again.

    • B. 

      He never got his sight back.

    • C. 

      It came back gradually.

    • D. 

      He had to have three operations.

  • 13. 
    What was the best thing that Timothy did for Phillip?
    • A. 

      He didn't kill the cat.

    • B. 

      He made him independent and taught him to survive on his own.

    • C. 

      He saved him from the shipwreck.

    • D. 

      He fed and protected him.

  • 14. 
    What presents did Timothy leave Phillip?
    • A. 

      Fishing poles

    • B. 

      Food and water

    • C. 

      Matches

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    What happened to Phillip's boat?
    • A. 

      It sank in a storm.

    • B. 

      It was torpedoed

    • C. 

      It made it to America.

    • D. 

      The engine blew up.

  • 16. 
    What did they do for water?
    • A. 

      Timothy turned the salt water into fresh water.

    • B. 

      They didn't have enough fresh water.

    • C. 

      Timothy made a catchment for water.

    • D. 

      Timothy gathered rain water.

  • 17. 
    What made Timothy very sick?
    • A. 

      Chicken pox

    • B. 

      Malaria

    • C. 

      Lack of water

    • D. 

      Measles

  • 18. 
    What happened during the hurricane?
    • A. 

      They got rescued.

    • B. 

      Timothy died.

    • C. 

      The Germans found them.

    • D. 

      They got washed off the island.

  • 19. 
    What food did they eat on the island?
    • A. 

      Lobster

    • B. 

      Sea urchin eggs

    • C. 

      Fish

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    Why did Phillip's mother decide to take a boat?
    • A. 

      She was afraid to fly.

    • B. 

      They couldn't take a submarine.

    • C. 

      It was the only way to leave the island.

    • D. 

      All of the airplanes had been destroyed.

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