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

Several times, it seems that Callahan might have been able to be rescued from his boat.

Part 1: Why do you think that Callahan's continued efforts to signal were not seen or heard?

Part 2: Is there anything else that Callahan could have done to be noticed? Why or why not?

Part 3: Do you think Callahan had the right tools in order to be noticed in the Atlantic Ocean?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The choice to set out on a journey on the high seas by one's self is not a decision to be made lightly.

Part 1: What do you think the reasons were for Callahan's desire to take on this journey?

Part 2: Do you think that this is a nonsense dream or do you think it's admirable? Support your answer.

Part 3: How do you think Callahan made his decision? What might have been his personal considerations?

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