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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. How might Callahan be described as he is alone in the sailboat once more on his journey?
3. How much faster can the raft go when Callahan takes the action he does as described in #52?
4. Which people are constantly amazed Callahan has come so far in such a little boat?
5. What is in the soup of rainwater that gives Callahan something new and different to eat in his diet?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Callahan risk when he tries to squeak past the Finisterre during the next stage of the race?
2. Why does Callahan decide to grab supplies as his ship is going down, aside to aid him in survival?
3. How does Callahan decide to prove to himself that he can fulfill his dream to cross the ocean during his life time?
4. Why doesn't Callahan use his EPIRB more often in order to signal for help?
5. What happens as a result of Callahan fixing up the holes in his raft as he is sailing along in the water?
6. How does Callahan get the supplies he needs as he moves to his new location in the life raft?
7. Why was there a possibility the Mini Transat might be delayed before Callahan had a chance to enter into it?
8. Describe the new vessel which Callahan needs to use after his beloved Napoleon Solo sinks.
9. Why is it important for the harpoon gun to have a strap on it, according to Callahan?
10. Where does the sinking of the Napoleon Solo take place, according to Callahan's calculations?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Callahan is an experienced sailor and so it seems that he is able to know what he needs to do in order to survive.
Part 1: Do you think society as a whole knows what they would need to do in Callahan's situation?
Part 2: Do you think Callahan's experience increased his rate of survival?
Part 3: How do you think a non-experienced sailor might react in this sort of survival situation?
Essay Topic 2
Callahan thinks of his family often, what they are doing, and how they might be thinking of him.
Part 1: Why do you think Callahan continues to think about his family when he is out on the boat?
Part 2: Do you think it's helpful to think about home when you're in a survival situation?
Part 3: How do you think your family might react if you were lost at sea? Why?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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