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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What doesn't the Italian vessel respond to when Callahan passes it during the course of the race?
2. Through the fog and freighter traffic, the Napoleon Solo sails into ____________ to start the race.
3. Catherine often called Callahan a ________ man when they were together, which has led him to little luck with romance.
4. Which people are constantly amazed Callahan has come so far in such a little boat?
5. The power strap of Callahan's _____________ gun has fallen loose and now sinks below the waves.
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Callahan decide to ease his digestion as the lack of bowel movements are becoming uncomfortable and upsetting to him?
2. What does Callahan do when he finally catches a triggerfish to eat when on the boat?
3. When Callahan sees a distant ship after his success with the food storage, how does he try to signal the ship?
4. Why does Callahan decide to eat more of the herbivore fish than the Dorado fish?
5. What does Mr. Willoughby try to tell Callahan about his dream to sail a boat across the ocean?
6. What is the problem of the choices which Callahan continues to make as he faces the problems of surviving in the boat?
7. What does Callahan begin to document in order to calculate the odds of his own survival?
8. What happens as a result of Callahan fixing up the holes in his raft as he is sailing along in the water?
9. How does Callahan decide to prove to himself that he can fulfill his dream to cross the ocean during his life time?
10. Why was there a possibility the Mini Transat might be delayed before Callahan had a chance to enter into it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Callahan's struggle to survive causes him to react instinctively when things go wrong.
Part 1: Why do you think the brain is able to continue to do things which will support human life?
Part 2: How do you think your body and mind might react if you were suddenly in a survival situation?
Part 3: Why do you think Callahan doesn't always trust in his survival instincts at first?
Essay Topic 2
Callahan describes sailing as a sort of religious calling for him, when he makes one his first entries in his journal.
Part 1: Why do you think Callahan decides to document his experiences?
Part 2: Why do you think sailing could be a sort of a religious call for some people?
Part 3: Do you feel you are called to do something specific in your life? What is this calling?
Essay Topic 3
Even though he is starving, Callahan points out that he is weary of killing fish to survive.
Part 1: Why do you think Callahan states that he is weary of killing fish around him?
Part 2: How do you think you would feel about killing animals if it were the only way you could get food?
Part 3: Do you think that Callahan is simply tired of working so hard to survive? Why or why not?
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