Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Steven Callahan
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Final Test - Hard

Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Callahan decide to use in order to fix up the hole that continues to blow out in his boat?

2. Callahan decides that mankind is his ____________ and that he wants to live, even though he is in a terrible position.

3. What does Callahan drape on the top of his boat in order to help it dry out and to keep the canopy area cool?

4. The fishermen decide to through their hooks into the water and catch most of the ____________ of Callahan.

5. Callahan imagines that someday his ex-wife might dine upon a __________ which fed upon his corpse.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Callahan immediately wonders what supplies he did not take with him when he has to move onto his life raft.

Part 1: Why do you think Callahan didn't have his supplies readily available to him?

Part 2: What else might you have taken for supplies if you were in Callahan's situation?

Part 3: How do you think Callahan did with the supplies that he did take from the boat? Did he do well or not?

Essay Topic 2

Callahan decides in the beginning that he is better off than most who are in his situation.

Part 1: Do you agree that Callahan seems to be better off than most people in the situation that he's in on the boat?

Part 2: Why do you think that Callahan tells himself that he is better off than others?

Part 3: In what ways is Callahan worse off than others in his situation?

Essay Topic 3

The many health problems that plague Callahan during his trip seem unfathomable to those who have not been in this situation.

Part 1: How do you think you might have handled the many health problems and situations that Callahan did?

Part 2: Do you think it's possible to be completely healthy when you're in a survival situation?

Part 3: Do you believe Callahan should have known better about how to take care of his health?

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