Stowaway Bundle

Section 1: Parts I-V

  1. apprentice: a person learning a trade or craft from an expert
  2. din: an unpleasant noise
  3. endeavor: to work toward a goal
  4. sounding: measuring the depth of a body of water
  5. stowaway: a person who hides in a vehicle during a journey
  6. naught: nothing
  7. festoon: to decorate a place with ribbons or other decorations
Comprehension Questions
  1. Nick is able to stowaway on Endeavour by hiding in a smaller boat onboard. pg. 1
  2. Nick ran away from home because he wants to prove to his father that he can stick with something. pg. 4
  3. Nick has to hide until the ship passes Spain because if he is discovered before they pass the country, the captain will kick him off the ship. pg. 7
  4. Mr. Banks’ job onboard is to make a record of all the animals the crew discovers. pg. 9
  5. The Lord High Admiral ordered the Endeavour to sail around Cape Horn and observe the Planet Venus. pg. 11
  6. Nick picked up a thing or two about doctoring from his grandmother’s cook, Ganny Pajet. pg. 12
  7. Nick’s doctoring skills were useful in that he helped the Reverend’s children when the Reverend beat them. pg. 12-13
  8. An A.B. is an able-bodied seaman. pg. 13
  9. Mr. Bootie resents Nick because he feels that the Captain blames him for Nick stowing away. pg. 213 answer key says 213 its just 13.
  10. Nick says that Mr. Bootie is cruel, just like the Butcher. pg. 18
  11. Nick refuses to eat shark meat because sharks eat humans flesh. pg. 18
  12. Issac Smith treats Nick like a mate because Nick saved him from falling overboard. pg. 20
  13. Nick’s father sent him to the butcher because he thought it would fix his “softheartedness.” pg. 22
  14. Nick’s ducking helped his reputation because he was not afraid to be ducked, and even laughed when he was pulled back onboard. pg. 27-29
  15. Nick is scared that the Captain will kick him off of the Endeavour when they reach land. pg. 32
  16. The crew of the Endeavour are not allowed off the ship because the Portuguese do not believe that they are actually scientists. pg. 35
  17. Nick forces himself to watch John Thurman get whipped because he believes it will drive out memories from his past. pg. 37
  18. John Ramsay says that sailors never learn to swim because it is better to drown quickly if they should fall overboard. pg. 39
  19. Cape Fly Away is a term the sailors use to refer when someone thinks they see land but they don’t. pg. 49
  20. Captain Cook promoted Nick to a paid crew member after reaching King George’s Land. pg. 69

Section 2: Parts VI-X

  1. custody: responsibility for someone
  2. dogwatch: a short watch shift on a ship
  3. jovial: friendly and pleasant
  4. quadrant: a tool used for navigation on a ship
  5. reluctant: unwilling to do something
  6. shirk: to avoid a responsibility
  7. savour: to enjoy the flavor of something
Comprehension Questions
  1. Mr. Monkhouse killed a native because he tried to push down a sentry and take his musket. pg. 71
  2. The Endeavour came to King George’s land to map the area. pg. 73
  3. Nick realizes that he would have more freedom to come and go amongst the native people if he could speak their language. pg. 75
  4. The success of the Endeavour’s entire journey depended upon an instrument named the Quadrant. pg. 79
  5. Nick explains that the natives’ goods have no value, and so they are not frustrated when things are stolen. pg. 84
  6. Captain Cook is disappointed over the reading he took of Venus because he fears they are not accurate enough. pg. 86
  7. Nick is whipped because he wrote, “Evil communications corrupt good,” on the cover of Mr. Booties Journal, signing his name underneath. pg. 87
  8. Nick turns twelve in June, 1769. pg. 88
  9. The natives of Huahine are different from those of OTahiti in that they do not steal the crew members’ belongings. pg. 97
  10. Captain Cook left a plaque engraved with the name of the island and the date to prove that they were the first Europeans to land there. pg. 98
  11. Nick says that he misses the sights, the sounds, the food, the moving on land, and the opportunity he had to get an education. pg. 113
  12. Nick wants to spy land before Mr. Bootie so that he can keep the reward of rum from him. pg. 116
  13. The natives on the New Continent react to danger by running straight toward it. They are a brave and warring people according to Nick. pg. 124
  14. The natives of the New Continent seem to value cloth above all else that the crew members have to offer. pg. 126
  15. Watching Samuel learn how to read stirs Nick to read because he never appreciated his education until seeing Samuel struggle with something he took for granted. pg. 128
  16. Nick says he doesn’t care if he ever goes ashore because he hears that the native people eat the bodies of the people they kill in war. pg. 131
  17. John Charlton sees Tarheto as “just another native,” but Nick knows that he is more than that.  pg. 134-135
  18. Mr. Banks says that hunger is the best sauce. pg. 136
  19. Captain Cook punishes the men for stealing because he couldn’t act against the natives for stealing when his men did the same. pg. 141

Section 3: Parts XI-XV

  1. broadcloth: a kind of cloth used to make clothes
  2. detestable: deserving intense dislike
  3. fraught: a situation likely to end poorly
  4. incident: a violent event
  5. replenish: to fill something that was previously emptied
  6. tiller: a lever used for steering on a ship
  7. transom: a beam used to reinforce the stern of a ship
Comprehension Questions
  1. Tarheto and Nick are afraid to venture away from their crew because they see a native holding human heads, and fear the cannibalism of the natives. pg. 153
  2. Tarheto tells Nick that the natives bring their women and children to war so that they cannot be kidnapped while the men are away. pg. 158
  3. Samuel Evans can now write his name, birthdate, place of birth, and his position aboard the Endeavour. pg. 161
  4. Mr. Bootie and the Gentlemen often remind Nick of the past, and make him wonder what will happen when he gets to Plymouth. pg. 162
  5. Captain Cook and the officers decide to return home by way of the uncharted coast of New Holland. pg. 169
  6. Upon leaving New Zealand, the Endeavour is desperately low on sugar, salt, oil, tea, and tobacco. pg. 170
  7. The thought of sunlight and a gentle breeze kept Nick alive while he was apprenticing with the Butcher. pg. 172
  8. When Mr. Bootie catches Nick teaching Samuel to read, he locks him in the animal pen with hungry and angry hogs. pg. 173-175
  9. Nick spites the Reverend because Isaac Smith says that he has a good eye. pg. 183
  10. Nick believes that Mr. Bootie’s opinion of him is changing because Mr. Bootie watches him with no malice when he is helping treat Mr. Orton. pg. 189
  11. The crew of the Endeavour uses a technique called “fothering” to plug the hole in the ship. pg. 200
  12. Nick thinks that the fires might be signals used by the natives to warn of the Endeavor’s landing. pg. 204
  13. The animal spotted by some of the men is likely a Kangaroo. pg. 207
  14. Many of the plants stored in the ship were destroyed by the flooding water, causing Mr. Banks to become quite distressed. pg. 208
  15. Nick has learned from the Captain that people can harsh and stern, but still fair. pg. 222
  16. Nick means that when people are hungry they will eat things they wouldn’t normally eat. pg. 223

Section 4: Parts XVI-XXI

  1. balm: an ointment used on chapped skin
  2. barren: land that does not produce vegetation
  3. ebb: the movement of the tide in the ocean
  4. fathom: a measurement used by sailors used to measure depth of water
  5. gale: a strong gust of wind
  6. oakum: a fiber that comes from a separated or aged rope
  7. shoal: a large group of fish
Comprehension Questions
  1. The Endeavour has been at sea for two years. pg. 234
  2. The Endeavour is nearly destroyed when an anchor falls into the ocean and is lost. pg. 235
  3. The Endeavour is saved from sinking when the crew sees “cloud shadows” and are able to avoid a patch of shoals that would have wrecked the ship had they collided. pg. 236
  4. Nick believes that Mr. Booties attitude is changing because he does not strike him as would have after making a comment to him. pg. 236
  5. The Captain will not publish an inaccurate chart because he does not want future voyagers to get lost using them. pg. 240
  6. The Captain refuses to stop at Concordia because the Dutch and the English do not get along. pg. 241
  7. The Captain learned that there were riots in England of people protesting against King George. pg. 247
  8. Mr. Perry says that he is “too pickled” to get sick. pg. 261
  9. Nick says that he would gladly trade a whole week of roast pork for a single bite of fresh fruit. pg. 263
  10. Samuel Evans hopes to come home as a learned man, and wants to continue his reading lessons until the Endeavour returns. pg. 265
  11. Although Nick happily chose to go on the voyage, he now wishes to return home. pg. 268
  12. The other English ship anchored off of Table Bay gives the Endeavour a basket of fresh fruit. pg. 279
  13. The British at the Cape are thinking more of the losses that the Endeavour has faced, and not of the adventures its crew experienced. pg. 280
  14. When Nick first boarded the Endeavour, he longed for freedom from his responsibilities at home, and from the overbearing people in his life. pg. 281
  15. Mr. Banks tells Nick to look him up after he has paid his debt in England. pg. 283
  16. Manley and Jones respect and admire Nick for his skills, while Mr. Bootie is outwardly negative in most interactions with Nick. pg. 283
  17. Nick practices the speeches he will give to the Butcher and his Father as the Endeavour nears England. pg. 289-290 – not just 290
  18. Nick is almost 14-years-old at the end of his voyage. pg. 293