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. In order to speed up his movement, Callahan decides to pull up the raft's underwater _____________.
(a) Tubes.
(b) Rudder.
(c) Anchor.
(d) Propeller.

2. What does Callahan improvise with a length of tubing, a part of the blanket, and some twine?
(a) A basket.
(b) A signalling device.
(c) A funnel.
(d) A tent.

3. What causes damage to the better functioning solar still, further making Callahan upset with his situation?
(a) His own carelessness.
(b) A shark.
(c) A large wave.
(d) Fish.

4. What does Callahan mount on the top of the canopy in order to try to collect any rainwater when the storms come up?
(a) Nothing.
(b) A coffee mug.
(c) A coffee can.
(d) Tupperware container.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. With what does Callahan bail out sea water from the boat as he is drifting in the ocean?

2. What gives Callahan barely enough room to sit upright in the raft, let alone stretch out his full body?

3. Callahan actually begins to feel saddened by the loss of another ____________ when he kills and eats the fish.

4. What did Callahan pack which he felt he had good luck in bringing with him, though he hadn't expected to use it?

5. What does Callahan use in order to create a makeshift sextant in order to plot his course?

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