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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. At dinner, Callahan eats a large amount of ____________ food, surprising everyone with the appetite he has.
2. What is polluting the water which is being captured in the solar still, according to Callahan's observations?
3. What does Callahan use in order to create a makeshift sextant in order to plot his course?
4. What does Callahan believe to be possible about the warmer climes he is now encountering on his trip?
5. What Callahan did not know is that the Coast Guard did not list the Napoleon Solo as __________ since another ship was found.
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the three parts in which Callahan decides his mind has been split into as a result of this trip on the sea?
2. What does Callahan miss most about the early days of his new journey on the seas alone?
3. What happens when the dorado that Callahan tries to catch struggles with him during the process?
4. What does Callahan finally realize about the way a man's life is measured in terms of its worth to others?
5. What is the relationship that Callahan suddenly imagines with the dorado fish as they move past his boat?
6. What is becoming harder for Callahan to complete after he has fixed the breach in the boat?
7. How does Callahan try to lure other fish to his boat in order to catch more food for his stockpile?
8. What was the warning that Callahan's ex-wife had given him, which Callahan now recalls?
9. How does Callahan attempt to plot his likely course as he begins to recover from his illness?
10. What is able to help Callahan replenish his water supply for a bit while the stills continue to be temperamental?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 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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