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. In order to handle the fish which continue to batter his ship, Callahan refines his ___________ technique.

2. While Callahan appreciates the simple __________ of the natural world, he still yearns to be rescued from his condition.

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

4. Callahan is worried about his _______________, so he decides to do some yoga to see if that helps him at all.

5. A passing __________ informs Callahan that all but four of the competitors are behind him.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Callahan want to have calmer weather, even though it might mean that he has a longer time until he might reach the shipping lanes?

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

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

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

5. Why was there a possibility the Mini Transat might be delayed before Callahan had a chance to enter into it?

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

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

8. 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?

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

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

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

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

The Coast Guard doesn't seem all that interested in helping the Callahan find their lost family member.

Part 1: Why do you think the Coast Guard isn't as helpful as they could have been?

Part 2: How do you think the Coast Guard could have helped out more?

Part 3: Do you think the story might have been a little biased in the way it portrayed the Coast Guard? Is this possible?

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