Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Steven Callahan
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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. About a week into the storm, Callahan begins to worry about a ____________ tossing his small ship down a liquid avalanche.

2. Callahan begins to dream at night of the ___________ his body lacks as a result of his struggle to survive.

3. Callahan feels __________ for killing the fish, even though he needs it for food in order to stay alive.

4. What does Callahan do in order to get himself ready for the worsening storm before going to bed?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What has happened to the electrics in the Napoleon Solo, according to the notes of Callahan?

2. How does Callahan get the supplies he needs as he moves to his new location in the life raft?

3. How long does Callahan calculate it will take the boat to reach the shipping lanes of the ocean?

4. What happened as a result of Callahan's readings of Tinkerbell when he was a child?

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

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

7. Why does Callahan decide to eat more of the herbivore fish than the Dorado fish?

8. How does Callahan begin to store food so that he may not run out of anything during times when he can not fish?

9. What does Callahan do when he finally catches a triggerfish to eat when on the boat?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Callahan is rescued in the end but it seems that his new loss of complete freedom causes him to be frustrated with the world.

Part 1: What freedoms has Callahan lost as a result of being rescued from the sea?

Part 2: Do you think it's reasonable for Callahan to be upset that he can not do anything he wants to do?

Part 3: How do you think you would feel if you were rescued after so many days at sea?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Callahan decides that he needs to push doubt out of his mind if he wants to survive.

Part 1: What are the reasons that Callahan should continue to be hopeful on his journey?

Part 2: What are the reasons Callahan has for feeling despair and doubt?

Part 3: What are the benefits of pushing doubt from your mind during difficult situations?

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