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

Steven Callahan
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Cries and Whispers.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Callahan use in the hope that he might be found and rescued by its beacon?
(a) A flare gun.
(b) A bright sail.
(c) An SOS flag.
(d) EPRIB.

2. Callahan comes to realize that his dreams are dependent on his survival in the ___________ world.
(a) Physical.
(b) Modern.
(c) Emotional.
(d) Survival.

3. About a week into the storm, Callahan begins to worry about a ____________ tossing his small ship down a liquid avalanche.
(a) Lightning bolt.
(b) Rogue wave.
(c) Hail storm.
(d) Cyclone.

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

5. Which of the tubes in the life raft begins to deflate as a result of the fish's actions on the side of the boat?
(a) Aft.
(b) Upper.
(c) Starboard.
(d) Lower.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Callahan is grateful that he will benefit from the unfortunate experiences of others, but fears his _________ may not be enough.

3. What is in the soup of rainwater that gives Callahan something new and different to eat in his diet?

4. Callahan's need for __________ completely contradicts his need for food, water, and shelter.

5. When does Callahan hope to reach his destination on his journey across the ocean?

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