The Cay Review
A review for the novel The Cay
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11 -12 years old.
About how old was Phillip?
Older than 70 years old.
About how old was Timothy?
Yes, he had 3 operations in New York and after the last one he had his sight but he still had to wear glasses.
Did Phillip ever get his vision back?
He was sad about it because he loved the island.
How did Phillip feel about leaving the island at the end of the book?
Phillip thought that Timothy was ugly, had a flat face, a broad nose, and a mass of gray hair.
How did Phillip first describe Timothy?
He was angry with him and thought he was different.
How did Phillip first feel about Timothy?
Phillip put pebbles in the can; it had been ten days.
How long had it been since the hurricane?
Phillip did not think there was anyone on the earth as ___________________ as Timothy.
He was scared when Timothy left him alone and when Stew Cat left him alone to wander around the island.
What are two things that scare Phillip on the island?
What belief led Timothy to think that Stew Cat was bad luck?
He put wet rags on his head and pulled him out of the water.
What did Phillip do to try and help Timothy when he was sick?
He climbed the palm tree to get the coconuts.
What did Phillip finally get the nerve to do?
He gets the hatchet to protect them from the Germans.
What did Phillip take out of the tool house and why?
A moray eel.
What did Phillip think it was that bit him when he stuck his hand in the hole looking for langosta?
It was the waves from a hurricane or tempest that was headed toward the island.
What did Timothy and Phillip hear that sounded like a pistol shot or a rifle shot?
Timothy ties Phillip to the tree, then he tied himself behind Phillip so Phillip would be protected as much as possible from the storm.
What did Timothy and Phillip do during the storm?
Phillip didn't want to work on and make the mats.
What did Timothy ask Phillip to do that Phillip didn't want to work on?
A hut and a rain catchment.
What did Timothy build on the island?
He wanted Phillip to have the courage to climb the tree to get coconuts.
What did Timothy hope Phillip would have the courage to do?
He made a torch out of cloth and waved it and yelled at the plane to look at them. He also made a fire and spelled "HELP" with the rocks after Timothy wrote it in the sand for him.
What did Timothy make and do to try and attract the plane?
What did Timothy see when Phillip fell off the raft?
He asks Timothy to be his friend, and Timothy replied, "You've always been my friend."
What does Phillip ask Timothy after he was rude to Timothy?
He wants to go back to the island.
What does Phillip plan to do someday after he is rescued off of the island?
The smoke was white so it needed se grape with oils in the leaves to make the smoke black so it would show up against the sky.
What does Phillip realize about their smoke and what does he do about it?
He works at an oil refiner to increase the production of aviation gas.
What does Phillip's father do for a living?
He describes the sky and sea and becomes Phillip's eyes.
What does Timothy do to help Phillip?
They took an old boat called the S.S.Hato because Phillip's mom is afraid of flying.
What form of transportation did Phillip and his mother use to leave the island of Curacao?
A plane flew over and then flew away.
What happened to discourage Phillip?
Phillip passed out for 4 hours from being hit on the head.
What happened to Phillip right after Timothy rescued him from the water after the explosion?
Timothy slapped him across the face because Phillip was rude to him.
What happened to Phillip that caused him to change his attitude about Timothy?
He died from the beating of the sand that the hurricane did to his body.
What happened to Timothy after the hurricane?
Timothy got malaria again.
What happened to Timothy that weakened him before the hurricane hit the island?
What is a langosta?
They spelled out "HELP" with rocks on the sand, but Timothy didn't know how to spell so Phillip had to tell him.
What is one way that Phillip and Timothy are going to try to be found?
The Empire Tern was bombed while they were near the dock.
What made Phillip realize that war was not exciting, but means death and destruction?
What one thing does Phillip not want to leave on the island?
Phillip goes blind and he has a horrible headache.
What serious thing happens to Phillip while he is on the raft?
To lose Timothy
What was it the Phillip thought would be unbearable?
What was one thing that Timothy taught Phillip to do that will help Phillip if Timothy is not there?
Touch and feel
What was Phillip learning to use instead of his eyes?
It doesn't matter what color our skin is, everyone is the same on the inside just like the flowers are different colors. The flowers are all beautiful even though they are all different.
What was the main thing that Phillip learned from Timothy?
Stay on the raft so the sharks won't get you and don't look directly at the Sun.
What was Timothy/s warning to Phillip when they were on the raft?
He put the knife in the tree because he realized that everything has to have an exact place for him to be able to find it.
Where did Phillip put the knife?
Where does Phillip think Timothy is from?
Devil's Mouth, which is bad news because there was coral around the island and boats can't get near the island.
Where does Timothy think they could be?
Off the coast of Venezuela
Where is Curacao located?
He was an American from Virginia who came to the island of Curacao with his parents because his dad worked with an oil company and could help in the war effort against the Germans.
Where was Phillip from originally?
Who was the 3rd passenger on the boat?
He could hear and feel it.
Why did Phillip like the rain?
There were no people, no water, and no food. He thought that it would be worse than the raft.
Why did Phillip not want to go to the island?
He had stepped into their nest.
Why did the bird attack Phillip?
Timothy made a wooden Stew Cat and he wanted to get rid of the "jumbi" or bad luck.
Why did Timothy put Stew Cat on the raft for a while?
The S.S.Hato was torpedoed by the German U-boat.
Why do Phillip and his mother end up in the water?
There is a war going on (World War II) and it is not safe; she is worried about something happening to Phillip.
Why does Phillip's mother want him to stay near the house?
He was afraid that Timothy was going to die and leave him on his own.
Why was Phillip scared about Timothy making him do things for himself?
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