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

2. With the wide range of _____________, only the dawn and the dusk give Callahan any relief during his trip.

3. Remembering a conversation with his _________ helps Callahan to maintain a more stoic demeanor on his boat.

4. Catherine often called Callahan a ________ man when they were together, which has led him to little luck with romance.

5. When does Callahan hope to reach his destination on his journey across the ocean?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What kind of dream is Callahan having when he wakes up in the night to crashing waves in the boat?

3. 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?

4. Why does Callahan decide to grab supplies as his ship is going down, aside to aid him in survival?

5. What happens to the harpoon gun that Callahan has had on the boat with him during his journey?

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

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

8. What is the problem of the choices which Callahan continues to make as he faces the problems of surviving in the boat?

9. What are some of the leisure activities Callahan indulges in when he is on the Napoleon Solo?

10. What happens after Callahan is able to kill a Dorado fish which has been running into his boat?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Over time, Callahan begins to refer to the fishes around him as his friends and companions on his journey.

Part 1: Why do you think Callahan begins to see the fish as his friends?

Part 2: How do you think Callahan rationalizes the killing of the fish in order to provide him food?

Part 3: Do you think all humans instinctively seek out companionship? Why?

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