The Cay Novel Quiz: Chapter 1 And 2

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What arrived during the night?

    • A.

      British airplanes

    • B.

      German submarines

    • C.

      Dutch tankers

    • D.

      Chinese tanks

    Correct Answer
    B. German submarines
    Explanation
    German submarines arrived during the night.

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  • 2. 

    Where does the story take place?

    • A.

      Hawaii

    • B.

      Aruba

    • C.

      On the island of Curacao

    • D.

      In the Bahamas

    Correct Answer
    C. On the island of Curacao
    Explanation
    The story takes place on the island of Curacao.

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  • 3. 

    What did Phillip and Henrick like to play?

    • A.

      Cops and robbers

    • B.

      Cowboys and Indians

    • C.

      Firemen

    • D.

      Pirates

    Correct Answer
    D. Pirates
    Explanation
    Phillip and Henrick enjoyed playing pirates.

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  • 4. 

    What kind of job did Phillip's dad have?

    • A.

      He worked in the oil refinery trying to increase the production of aviation gas

    • B.

      He had a large plantation that grew sugar cane

    • C.

      He owned a chain of hotels

    • D.

      He was a captain on a tanker

    Correct Answer
    A. He worked in the oil refinery trying to increase the production of aviation gas
    Explanation
    Phillip's dad worked in an oil refinery with the goal of increasing the production of aviation gas. This suggests that his job involved overseeing the refining process and implementing strategies to improve the output of aviation fuel specifically.

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  • 5. 

    Where did Phillip's dad want Phillip and his mom to sleep?

    • A.

      In the cellar

    • B.

      Downstairs

    • C.

      In their bedrooms

    Correct Answer
    B. Downstairs
    Explanation
    Phillip's dad wanted Phillip and his mom to sleep downstairs.

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  • 6. 

    How many submarines surrounded the island?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    A. 3
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3 because the question asks how many submarines surrounded the island. Out of the given options, the number 3 is the only one that matches the question.

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  • 7. 

    Where had Phillip lived before moving to the island?

    • A.

      In the Netherlands

    • B.

      California

    • C.

      Virginia

    • D.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    C. Virginia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Virginia. This is indicated by the phrase "before moving to the island," suggesting that Phillip had previously lived in Virginia before relocating to the island.

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  • 8. 

    What kind of weapons did the islanders have to fight the German submarines?

    • A.

      Airplanes

    • B.

      None

    • C.

      Tanks

    • D.

      Cannons

    Correct Answer
    B. None
    Explanation
    The islanders did not have any weapons to fight the German submarines. This suggests that they were defenseless against the submarines and had no means of attacking or defending themselves.

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  • 9. 

    What did Phillip put under his pillow for protection?

    • A.

      A hatchet

    • B.

      A kitchen knife

    • C.

      A pocket knife

    • D.

      An ax

    Correct Answer
    A. A hatchet
    Explanation
    Phillip put a hatchet under his pillow for protection. A hatchet is a small, lightweight axe that can be easily carried and used for self-defense if needed. This choice suggests that Phillip wanted a weapon that was easily accessible and could be concealed under his pillow for quick access in case of danger.

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  • 10. 

    What did Phillip's mother want to do?

    • A.

      Talk to his dad about the fighting

    • B.

      Sleep on the couch

    • C.

      Play at the fort

    • D.

      Go back to Norfolk, Virginia

    Correct Answer
    D. Go back to Norfolk, Virginia
    Explanation
    Phillip's mother wanted to go back to Norfolk, Virginia.

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  • 11. 

    What supplies were getting low on the island?

    • A.

      Fresh water and vegetables

    • B.

      Ammunition

    • C.

      Meat

    • D.

      Medicine

    Correct Answer
    A. Fresh water and vegetables
    Explanation
    The correct answer is fresh water and vegetables. This can be inferred from the fact that the island is a limited resource environment and the mention of "getting low" implies that these supplies are running out. Fresh water and vegetables are essential for survival and maintaining a healthy diet, making them a priority in such a situation.

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  • 12. 

    What happened to the S.S. Empire Tern?

    • A.

      It hit a sand bar and couldn't move

    • B.

      It was lost at sea

    • C.

      The submarines bombed it

    • D.

      It ran out of fuel

    Correct Answer
    C. The submarines bombed it
    Explanation
    The given answer states that the S.S. Empire Tern was bombed by submarines. This suggests that the ship was deliberately attacked and destroyed by enemy submarines.

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  • 13. 

    What did Phillip's mother convince his father to do?

    • A.

      Get passage of the S.S. Hato to Miami

    • B.

      Get airline tickets on the American Express to Texas

    Correct Answer
    A. Get passage of the S.S. Hato to Miami
    Explanation
    Phillip's mother convinced his father to get passage on the S.S. Hato to Miami.

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  • 14. 

    Why did the S.S. Hato need to stop at Panama before going to the states?

    • A.

      To take a crew of naval officers there

    • B.

      To deliver four pumps

    Correct Answer
    B. To deliver four pumps
    Explanation
    The S.S. Hato needed to stop at Panama before going to the states in order to deliver four pumps. These pumps could have been required for a specific purpose, such as for use in a construction project or to assist with the maintenance of a facility. By delivering the pumps at Panama, the ship ensured that they reached their intended destination before continuing on to the states.

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