Airframe Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What is Casey Singleton's job at Norton Aircraft?

2. What does ex-FAA agent Fred Barker tell Jennifer Malone about the N-22?

3. What reason does Bob Richman give Casey when she confronts him about his time away when he was working in marketing?

4. Who reports the plane's activity to the FAA?

5. How long does Casey Singleton have to investigate the incident from the troubled flight?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the various recorders on the plane that Casey hopes to gain information from?

2. Why is Casey called to a television, and why does what she sees worry her?

3. Why does Casey's secretary Norma tell Casey to be careful around Richman?

4. What does Casey do with the video she found in the cockpit?

5. Why does the air traffic controller call his boss?

6. What does Casey do once she gets home Wednesday night?

7. Why is Felix, the man in charge of Flight Simulations, so sure that slats could not have been the cause of the problem on Flight 545?

8. What does Casey Singleton learn about the troubled flight in the morning debriefing meeting at Norton Aircraft?

9. What fax does Norma give to Casey and why?

10. Why is uncommanded slat deployment thought to be a possibility for the trouble experienced on the flight?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose your favorite hero and your favorite villain from Airframe. Describe the characters, what makes them a hero or a villain, and what happens to the character at the end of the book.

Essay Topic 2

Casey is introduced as one of the central characters in the book. The majority of the investigation and the future of Norton Aircraft rest on her solving of the troubled plane mystery.

Part 1) Describe what you know about Casey personally and professionally.

Part 2) Describe how Casey gathers information from other characters to move forward in her investigation. Cite examples from the book.

Part 3) Describe how Casey uses her own instincts and ideas to conduct the investigation. Cite examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

The locking pin is one of the smallest pieces of equipment on a plane, but it has a huge impact on how the plane functions and could be the key to solving what happened on Flight 545. Describe what the locking pin is, why Casey believes it is counterfeit, and trace the path of the original pin to the point when it was changed.

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