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Steven Callahan
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What almost overcomes Callahan as he is out on the boat cleaning up a fish so as to not waste any of the parts?
(a) Malaria.
(b) Feelings.
(c) Heatstroke.
(d) Depression.

2. Callahan is plagued by ________ and loss at all of the items he was not able to bring with him on the raft.
(a) Shame.
(b) Guilt.
(c) Grief.
(d) Ignorance.

3. What wakes Callahan up in the middle of the night and in the middle of the storm after he went to bed?
(a) Fire.
(b) His alarm.
(c) A light.
(d) Loud bang.

4. What is the Dougal Robertson book about, the book which Callahan did bring with him?
(a) Adventurers.
(b) Sea survival.
(c) Science fiction.
(d) A family who misses their sailing relative.

5. What does Callahan struggle to release as soon as he finds himself in water waist deep?
(a) His life raft.
(b) The EPIRB.
(c) His flares.
(d) A box of supplies.

Short Answer Questions

1. Callahan realizes that his survival depends on his ability to make fresh _____________.

2. From where does Callahan begin his adventure to the other side of the ocean on January 29th?

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

4. Which of the boats quickly takes the lead when the trans-Atlantic race finally begins at the start of the book?

5. While he is taking a risk by not going out to __________, Callahan decides that taking the shorter route is the best for his chances of winning.

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the new vessel which Callahan needs to use after his beloved Napoleon Solo sinks.

2. What kind of dream is Callahan having when he wakes up in the night to crashing waves in the boat?

3. How does Callahan decide to prove to himself that he can fulfill his dream to cross the ocean during his life time?

4. What does Callahan learn about the Italian vessel he passes during the beginning stages of the race?

5. Where does the sinking of the Napoleon Solo take place, according to Callahan's calculations?

6. Why doesn't Callahan use his EPIRB more often in order to signal for help?

7. What does Callahan risk when he tries to squeak past the Finisterre during the next stage of the race?

8. What does Callahan begin to document in order to calculate the odds of his own survival?

9. While Callahan hopes to reach his destination by February 25, what happens which seems to reduce the chances of this happening?

10. What is the problem of the choices which Callahan continues to make as he faces the problems of surviving in the boat?

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