The Cay Chapter 1-7
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Why are the residents of Willemstad worried and fearful?
They are at war with the Germans
Why have the German country these islands all the way from Europe? What do they want?
The refinery is sending oil to England for the war. The Germans want the oil.
What is Philip's father's job at the refinery?
Philip's father is an expert at fuel production.
Why doesn't Phillips mother particularly like in Willemstad?
She is worried about her family and she does not like the oil smell.
Where are Philip and his mother attempting to go to escape the threat of the Germans? why do they choose to go there instead of somewhere else?
They are taking a boat to Florida in a train to Virginia. Miss Enright's family is in Virginia.
What happened that prevents Philip and his mother from reaching their destination?
Their ship is torpedoed.
Who is Phillips shipmate at sea? Describe him.
Timothy is on the raft. He is a very old African American man with a flat nose and broad face. He has wiry gray hair and a scar on his face. He is very big.
How do you think Phillips mother might feel about Timothy?
She might not approve because he is African American. She warned Phillip that they are different.
Describe Philips feelings toward Timothy when they are on the raft.
Philip is afraid of Timothy. He is also angry at him for not giving him enough water and food. He also feels superior to Timothy because Timothy is African American.
What causes Timothy to go blind?
He was impacted badly because of the torpedo and because he starred at the sun too long.
Where is Timothy from? Why does Philip think he is from Africa?
Timothy is an orphan from st. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Philip thinks he is from Africa because he looks like men he has seen in jungle pictures.
What happens to Philip that makes Timothy feel even more responsible for him?
Philip is now blind.
Why does Timothy tell Philip to keep away from the edge of the raft?
Timothy is afraid Philip will fall into the shark infested waters.
How does Timothy attempt to signal an airplane?
He attempts to generate a smoke flare from a piece of burning cloth on a stick.
What happens to Phillip that enrages Timothy?
Philip falls into the shark infested waters.
Why does Timothy decide to abandon the raft and go to the desolate island that contains no drinking water?
Timothy decides to abandon the raft so he can signal for help he also thinks it will be safer away from the Sharks.
What prevents Timothy from killing the cat?
Timothy is afraid to kill the cat because he is superstitious and things it would cause bad luck.
Why does Philip become angry with Timothy and his mother?
He blames them for his situation.