Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea Quiz | One Week Quiz A

Steven Callahan
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Road of Trash.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The power strap of Callahan's _____________ gun has fallen loose and now sinks below the waves.
(a) Harpoon.
(b) BB.
(c) Fishing.
(d) Ocean.

2. Callahan begins to appreciate how much better suited the local ____________ are to the area.
(a) Fish life.
(b) Plant life.
(c) Birdlife.
(d) People.

3. While the new contraption Callahan has made with the gun works, the __________ he catches is almost lost to the water in a struggle.
(a) Triggerfish.
(b) Shark.
(c) Dorado.
(d) Dolphin.

4. After two difficult storms, Callahan declares his absolute _____________ for the lifestyle he is living in the boat.
(a) Enjoyment.
(b) Love.
(c) Hatred.
(d) Sadness.

5. What does a fish bite into, causing water to drain back out to sea, according to the observations of Callahan?
(a) Distillation bag.
(b) The bottom of the boat.
(c) The inner tube.
(d) The outer tube.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to the bottom of the older solar still, even with the many efforts of Callahan to fix it?

2. While Callahan appreciates the simple __________ of the natural world, he still yearns to be rescued from his condition.

3. Callahan hopes to be rescued within ________ days at sea, although he knows of stories of sailors who were at sea for many months.

4. What does Callahan mount on the top of the canopy in order to try to collect any rainwater when the storms come up?

5. What does Callahan successfully kill with a lucky shot, though he is not able to bring it on board?

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