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. The drying stores of meat in the boat sag down to the floor, causing them to turn rancid because of the _____________.
(a) Position.
(b) Weather.
(c) Moisture.
(d) Salt.

2. What does Callahan almost miss while he is distracted by the memories playing out in his mind?
(a) A shark.
(b) A freighter.
(c) His still falling into the sea.
(d) The Coast Guard.

3. What happens to the bottom of the older solar still, even with the many efforts of Callahan to fix it?
(a) Nothing.
(b) It rots clean through.
(c) It is broken off by a shark.
(d) It goes missing one day.

4. Which is the slowest ocean current that Callahan is following at first, according to his calculations?
(a) North Equatorial.
(b) Meridian Strait.
(c) South Equatorial.
(d) Atlantic Trough.

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) Starboard.
(b) Lower.
(c) Upper.
(d) Aft.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Callahan lay down in order to protect his raft from further damage as he is fishing for food?

2. Callahan becomes _________ at the sight of his lost boat and his lost dream, it seems.

3. What is Callahan sitting in for days since the boat continues to have problems with taking on water?

4. What does Callahan think he hears when he is resting beneath the canopy of his boat?

5. What continues to cause Callahan's ship to be battered about the ocean, not adding to the comfort of Callahan?

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