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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. How many fish is Callahan able to catch, even though he is exhausted by his efforts, though his catch revives him?
2. What is suddenly mixed in with the water Callahan has been trying to collect in the canopy?
3. What does Callahan come across as he is sailing around on April 6th on the ocean?
4. Which of the knives has snapped off the end of the spearhead, leaving Callahan with a less than effective instrument?
5. Who corrects the issue with the Napoleon Solo's mistaken label which allows the search to continue?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Callahan attempt to do in order to keep himself hydrated as he continues to vomit?
2. What does Callahan decide he wants to eat when he is in the hospital, refusing other types of nourishment?
3. What does Callahan miss most about the early days of his new journey on the seas alone?
4. What is becoming harder for Callahan to complete after he has fixed the breach in the boat?
5. Who does Callahan suddenly imagine as his crew when he begins to see that fish is not going to sate him anymore?
6. How had the fishermen come to find Callahan's boat in the water?
7. What happens when the dorado that Callahan tries to catch struggles with him during the process?
8. How does Callahan try to lure other fish to his boat in order to catch more food for his stockpile?
9. What does Callahan have to do before he can fix up the problem with the lower half of the life raft?
10. What was the warning that Callahan's ex-wife had given him, which Callahan now recalls?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Callahan is an experienced sailor and so it seems that he is able to know what he needs to do in order to survive.
Part 1: Do you think society as a whole knows what they would need to do in Callahan's situation?
Part 2: Do you think Callahan's experience increased his rate of survival?
Part 3: How do you think a non-experienced sailor might react in this sort of survival situation?
Essay Topic 2
Callahan sleeps on the boat, which makes sense, but to readers who are not familiar with sailing, that might seem strange.
Part 1: Do you think you could sleep while sailing a boat?
Part 2: Why do you think Callahan is able to close his eyes and sleep without any troubles?
Part 3: How do you think you would feel more comfortable sleeping on a boat?
Essay Topic 3
Callahan's struggle to survive causes him to react instinctively when things go wrong.
Part 1: Why do you think the brain is able to continue to do things which will support human life?
Part 2: How do you think your body and mind might react if you were suddenly in a survival situation?
Part 3: Why do you think Callahan doesn't always trust in his survival instincts at first?
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