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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 realizes too that he is beginning to be unable to taste the _________ in the water.
2. Which of the knives has snapped off the end of the spearhead, leaving Callahan with a less than effective instrument?
3. Callahan's family has learned of his rescue through a chain of _____________ contacts.
4. Maria Galante is the smallest ___________ is the chain and that is where Callahan is finally taken.
5. While Callahan was once a fiercely independent man, he now understands man to be a _________ animal.
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 can't Callahan do because of his declining health and hydration, even though he is filled with heartbreak?
4. What is the damage which Callahan notices has occurred on his fishing spear, making it less effective?
5. What happens to the raft as the winds begin to pick up around the raft as Callahan tries to navigate?
6. What does Callahan decide he wants to eat when he is in the hospital, refusing other types of nourishment?
7. What is the main problem Callahan's family is having with the Coast Guard in an effort to rescue him from the ocean?
8. What does Callahan finally realize about the way a man's life is measured in terms of its worth to others?
9. What does Callahan do to protect himself from a harsh landing on the rocky shore?
10. How does Callahan attempt to reinforce his cracked spearhead when he attempts to fish the next day after the incident with the dorado?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The storms that batter the seas around Callahan from the beginning do not deter him from his goals.
Part 1: Why do you think that storms were not a concern for Callahan?
Part 2: How do you think you would have handled the presence of storms if you were on the boat?
Part 3: Do you think there is ever a time when the seas are completely calm?
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
From the beginning, Callahan exercises, reads, and writes in order to pass the time on his boat.
Part 1: Why do you think it's necessary to exercise and to occupy one's mind when alone?
Part 2: How do you think you might have passed the time if you were on the boat alone?
Part 3: What do you think happens to those who are not taking the time to exercise when on a boat by themselves?
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