"The Cay" Comprehension Questions
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What caused Phillip to go blind?
A blow to the head
How did Timothy feed Phillip and himself?
He speared and fished for food in the sea.
What illness did Timothy have?
What finally killed Timothy?
He used his body to protect Phillip from the storm.
What did Phillip and Timothy do for fresh water?
Timothy gathered rain water.
What presents did Timothy leave for Phillip?
Poles and hooks, matches, food & water
What happened to the ship Phillip was on?
It was torpedoed by the Germans.
How did Phillip get his vision back?
He had to have 3 opperations
How did Timothy help Phillip to fish the reef?
He drove sticks into the reef to make a path.
Why are there no people on the island Timothy found?
No fresh water.
What happened during the hurricane?
Why did Phillip and his mom take a ship rather than fly back to the U.S.A.?
His mother was afraid to fly.
When does the novel take place?
What is a cay?
A waterless island
How did Philip get rescued?
An American plane saw his smoke and sent a boat to investigate.
How are langosta lobsters different from other lobsters?
They do not have claws.
What was the biggest threat to Timothy and Phillip while they were on the raft?
Dehydration and sharks.
What was the most important thing Timothy did for Phillip?
He taught Phillip to be independent & how to survive on his own.
How did Phillip make his fire more visible?
He put sea grapes on it causing black smoke.
Phillip's family moved where after he was rescued?
Back to Curacao
What foods where available on the island to eat?
Lobster, coconut, & fish
Where does The Cay take place?
The Carribean Sea
How did Phillip survive the sinking of his ship?
A black man saved him by pulling him onto a raft.
Who met Phillip at the hospital?
His mother & father.