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Extracts of We are not Afraid to Die if We Can All Be Together 

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MCQs of We are not Afraid to Die if We Can All Be Together

Extract 1

  1. In July 1976, my wife Mary, son Jonathan, 6, daughter Suzanne, 7, and I set sail from Plymouth, England, to duplicate the round the-world voyage made 200 years earlier by Captain James Cook. For the longest time, Mary and I a 37-year-old businessman had dreamt of sailing in the wake of the famous explorer, and for the past 16 years we had spent all our leisure time honing our seafaring skills in British waters.

a) Name the chapter.
1) The Portrait of a Lady
2) Landscape of the Soul
3) Discovering Tut
4) We are not Afraid to Die if we can all be Together

b) Name the author of this chapter.
1) Gordon Cook and Alan East
2) A.S. Barton
3) William Saroyan
4) Nathan Ellis

c) Which literary device has been used in ‘Seafaring Skills’?
1) Metaphor
2) Simile
3) Transferred Epithet
4) Alliteration

d) Find out the synonym of ‘Honing’ from the following?
1) Perfect
2) Sharpen
3) Taper
4) All of these

 

a. We are not Afraid to Die if We Can All Be Together b. Gordon Cook and Alan East c. Alliteration d. All of these

Extract 2

  1. Our boat Wavewalker, a 23 meter, 30 ton wooden-hulled beauty, had been professionally built, and we had spent months fitting it out and testing it in the roughest weather we could find. The first leg of our planned three-year, 105,000 kilometer journey passed pleasantly as we sailed down the west coast of Africa to Cape Town. There, before heading east, we took on two crewmen – American Larry Vigil and Swiss Herb Seigler to help us tackle one of the world’s roughest seas, the southern Indian Ocean.

a) What was Wavewalker?
1) A Boar
2) An aircraft
3) A Machine
4) None of these

b) Where did the second Crewman hail from?
1) America
2) Switzerland
3) Australia
4) Norway

c) For how long had they to stay in water during their journey?
1) One Year
2) Two Years
3) Three Years
4) Four Years

d) The crewmen were hired to ……..
1) To help narrator deteriorating the condition
2) To help narrator tackling the roughest sea
3) To help narrator celebrating Christmas
4) None of these

 

a. A Boat
b. Switzerland c. Three Years d. To help narrator tackling the roughest sea

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Extract 3

  1. At dawn on January 2, the waves were gigantic. We were sailing with only a small storm jib and were still making eight knots. As the ship rose to the top of each wave we could see endless enormous seas rolling towards us, and the screaming of the wind and spray was painful to the ears. To slow the boat down, we dropped the storm jib and lashed a heavy mooring rope in a loop across the stern. Then we double-lashed everything, went through our life-raft drill, attached lifelines, donned oilskins and life jackets — and waited.

a) Pick out the synonym of ‘Gigantic’ from the following.
1) Huge
2) Large
3) Mammoth
4) All of these

b) What was the name of the boat?
1) Sidewalker
2) Wavewalker
3) Boarwalker
4) None of these

c) What does the word ‘Knot’ symbolise?
1) Unit of Speed
2) Unit of Weight
3) Unit of Distance
4) None of these

d) Why did they drop the storm jib?
1) To slow down the speed of boat
2) To slow down their speed
3) To slow down their performance
4) All of these

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a. All of these
b. Wavewalker c. Unit of Speed d. To slow down the speed of boat

Extract 4

  1. Unexpectedly, my head popped out of the water. A few meters away, Wavewalker was near capsizing, her masts almost horizontal. Then a wave hurled her upright, my lifeline jerked taut, I grabbed the guard rails and sailed through the air into Wavewalker’s main boom. Subsequent waves tossed me around the deck like a rag doll. My left ribs cracked; my mouth filled with blood and broken teeth. Somehow, I found the wheel, lined up the stern for the next wave and hung on.

a) Who is ‘I’ in the above lines
1) Narrator
2) Herb Siegler
3) Larry Vigil
4) None of these

b) What was the physical state of the narrator?
1) Deteriorating
2) Stabilised
3) Meliorating
4) All of these

c) Which literary device has been used in ‘Like a rag doll’?
1) Metaphor
2) Simile
3) Alliteration
4) Personification

d) What is stern?
1) Rear part of a ship
2) Front part of ship
3) Part at the bottom of a ship
4) None of these

a. Narrator
b. Deteriorating c. Simile d. Rear part of a ship

Extract 5

  1. Larry and Herb were pumping like madmen. Broken timbers hung at crazy angles, the whole starboard side bulged inwards; clothes, crockery, charts, tins and toys sloshed about in deep water. I half-swam, half-crawled into the children’s cabin. “Are you all right?” I asked. “Yes,” they answered from an upper bunk. “But my head hurts a bit,” said Sue, pointing to a big bump above her eyes. I had no time to worry about bumped heads.

a) Who were Larry and Herb?
1) Pilots
2) Drivers
3) Crewmen
4) None of these

b) How many kids did the narrator have?
1) One
2) Two
3) Three
4) Four

c) Which literary device has been used in ‘Big Bump’?
1) Metaphor
2) Simile
3) Alliteration
4) Personification

d) What is bunk?
1) Bed built one above other
2) Side Table
3) Mirror
4) None of these

a. Crewmen
b. Two c. Alliteration d. Bed built one above other

Extract 6

  1. The night dragged on with an endless, bitterly cold routine of pumping, steering and working the radio. We were getting no replies to our Mayday calls — which was not surprising in this remote corner of the world. Sue’s head had swollen alarmingly; she had two enormous black eyes, and now she showed us a deep cut on her arm. When I asked why she hadn’t made more of her injuries before this, she replied, “I didn’t want to worry you when you were trying to save us all.”

a) What is ‘Mayday Call’?
1) Distress Signal
2) Emergency Calls
3) Help Me Signal
4) All of these

b) What did their ship collide with?
1) Wave
2) Another Ship
3) Iceberg
4) None of these

c) Who was Sue?
1) Son
2) Daughter
3) Wife
4) Attendant

d) What does the word ‘Remote’ mean?
1) Far away
2) Ulterior
3) Distant
4) All of these

a. All of these
b. Wave
c. Daughter d. All of these

Extract 7

  1. We had survived for 15 hours since the wave hit, but Wavewalker wouldn’t hold together long enough for us to reach Australia. I checked our charts and calculated that there were two small islands a few hundred kilometers to the east. One of them, Ile Amsterdam, was a French scientific base. Our only hope was to reach these pinpricks in the vast ocean. But unless the wind and seas abated so we could hoist sail, our chances would be slim indeed. The great wave had put our auxiliary engine out of action.

a) How long was Wavewalker?
1) 23M
2) 24M
3) 25M
4) 26M

b) What does the word ‘Abated’ mean?
1) Less active
2) Lest intense
3) Less quick
4) All of these

c) What has been ‘Pinpricks in the vast ocean’?
1) Islands
2) Ships
3) Children
4) None of these

d) What does the word ‘Auxiliary‘ mean?
1) Subsidiary
2) Supplementary
3) Secondary
4) All of these

a. 23M
b. All of these
c. Islands d. All of these

Extract 8

  1. When I went in to comfort the children, Jon asked, “Daddy, are we going to die?” I tried to assure him that we could make it. “But, Daddy,” he went on, “we aren’t afraid of dying if we can all be together — you and Mummy, Sue and I.” I could find no words with which to respond, but I left the children’s cabin determined to fight the sea with everything I had. To protect the weakened starboard side, I decided to heave-to — with the undamaged port hull facing the oncoming waves, using an improvised sea anchor of heavy nylon rope and two 22 liter plastic barrels of paraffin.

a) Who said ‘We aren’t afraid of dying if we can all be together’?
1) Jonathan
2) Suzanne
3) Mary
4) Gordon Cook

b) What is paraffin?
1) Crude Petroleum
2) Crude Diesel
3) Crude Ethanol
4) None of these

c) What was the attitude of narrator’s children towards their deteriorating stage?
1) Optimistic
2) Pessimistic
3) Reprimanding
4) Imbalanced

d) What does the word ‘Improvised’ mean?
1) Temporary
2) Impermanent
3) Jury-Rigged
4) All of these

a. Jonathan
b. Crude Petroleum
c. Optimistic d. All of these

Extract 9

  1. While I was thinking, Sue, moving painfully, joined me. The left side of her head was now very swollen and her blackened eyes narrowed to slits. She gave me a card she had made. On the front she had drawn caricatures of Mary and me with the words: “Here are some funny people. Did they make you laugh? I laughed a lot as well.” Inside was a message: “Oh, how I love you both. So this card is to say thank you and let’s hope for the best.” Somehow we had to make it.

a) What had sue prepared for her father’?
1) A card
2) A portrait of her mother
3) A portrait of her father
4) None of these

b) What did Sue want to do?
1) Wanted to encourage her parents
2) Wanted to discourage her parents
3) Wanted to dominate her parents
4) None of these

c) Who was Mary?
1) Narrator’s Son
2) Narrator’s Daughter
3) Narrator’s Wife
4) Narrator’s Attendant

d) Name the chapter?
1) We are not Afraid to die if We can all be Together
2) The Portrait of a Lady
3) Discovering Tut
4) Mother’s Day

 

a. A card
b. Wanted to encourage her parents
c. Narrator’s Wife d. We are not Afraid to die if We can all be Together

Extract 10

  1. With land under my feet again, my thoughts were full of Larry and Herbie, cheerful and optimistic under the direst stress, and of Mary, who stayed at the wheel for all those crucial hours. Most of all, I thought of a seven-year-old girl, who did not want us to worry about a head injury (which subsequently took six minor operations to remove a recurring blood clot between skin and skull), and of a six-year-old boy who was not afraid to die.

a) Who steered the boat at crucial time?
1) Mary
2) Jonathan
3) Suzanne
4) Herb Siegler

b) How old was Sue at the time of incident?
1) Five
2) Six
3) Seven
4) Eight

c) Which island did they land on?
1) Amsterdam
2) Plymouth
3) Cape town
4) Johannesburg

d) What does the word ‘Recurring’ mean?
1) Happening again
2) Occurring irregularly
3) Happening occasionally
4) None of these

a. Mary
b. Seven
c. Amsterdam d. Happening again

 

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