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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. How many men are supposedly able to fit inside of the life raft Callahan now inhabits?
2. What does Callahan successfully kill with a lucky shot, though he is not able to bring it on board?
3. After two difficult storms, Callahan declares his absolute _____________ for the lifestyle he is living in the boat.
4. Callahan is grateful that he will benefit from the unfortunate experiences of others, but fears his _________ may not be enough.
5. What does Callahan almost miss while he is distracted by the memories playing out in his mind?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Callahan learn about the Italian vessel he passes during the beginning stages of the race?
2. What happened as a result of Callahan's readings of Tinkerbell when he was a child?
3. Why does Callahan decide to eat more of the herbivore fish than the Dorado fish?
4. What are some of the leisure activities Callahan indulges in when he is on the Napoleon Solo?
5. What kind of dream is Callahan having when he wakes up in the night to crashing waves in the boat?
6. What happens after Callahan is able to kill a Dorado fish which has been running into his boat?
7. Why does Callahan decide to grab supplies as his ship is going down, aside to aid him in survival?
8. While Callahan hopes to reach his destination by February 25, what happens which seems to reduce the chances of this happening?
9. When Callahan sees a distant ship after his success with the food storage, how does he try to signal the ship?
10. What does Callahan risk when he tries to squeak past the Finisterre during the next stage of the race?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many times, fixes which Callahan put into place suddenly do not work in the way that they did at the beginning.
Part 1: Why do you think the fixes aren't able to hold as well as Callahan thought they would?
Part 2: Would you panic if your fixes didn't work the way you expected them to?
Part 3: How do you think you might respond to problems in your boat returning again and again?
Essay Topic 2
The choice to set out on a journey on the high seas by one's self is not a decision to be made lightly.
Part 1: What do you think the reasons were for Callahan's desire to take on this journey?
Part 2: Do you think that this is a nonsense dream or do you think it's admirable? Support your answer.
Part 3: How do you think Callahan made his decision? What might have been his personal considerations?
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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