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. What gives Callahan barely enough room to sit upright in the raft, let alone stretch out his full body?

2. Callahan comes to realize that his dreams are dependent on his survival in the ___________ world.

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

4. On Callahan's __________ day at sea, he is cleaning out a dorado fish when he has a health issue.

5. What almost overcomes Callahan as he is out on the boat cleaning up a fish so as to not waste any of the parts?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Mr. Willoughby try to tell Callahan about his dream to sail a boat across the ocean?

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

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

5. What is one of the signs that the life raft Callahan is using for survival is not holding air as well as it used to?

6. Why is it important for the harpoon gun to have a strap on it, according to Callahan?

7. What is the fear that Callahan has when he begins to think he has reached the shipping lanes in the ocean?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Callahan sleeps on the boat, which makes sense, but to readers who are not familiar with sailing, that might seem strange.

Part 1: Do you think you could sleep while sailing a boat?

Part 2: Why do you think Callahan is able to close his eyes and sleep without any troubles?

Part 3: How do you think you would feel more comfortable sleeping on a boat?

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

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?

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