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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does not grow native to Iceland?
(a) Vines.
(b) Grass.
(c) Flowers.
(d) Trees.

2. Most Icelandic towns have a population under _____ people.
(a) 50.
(b) 100.
(c) 10,000.
(d) 2,000.

3. Watertight ship holds with holes for circulating seawater to keep fish alive were called _____.
(a) Live cages.
(b) Cod keepers.
(c) Wet wells.
(d) Keeper holds.

4. What was invented in the mid-19th century that was slow to catch on in the fishing industry?
(a) The steam engine.
(b) None of the answers is correct.
(c) Sonar.
(d) The wireless radio.

5. What replaced nylon in gill nets?
(a) Acetate fiber.
(b) Monofilament.
(c) Dacron.
(d) Rayon.

Short Answer Questions

1. The first otter trawl was built in _____.

2. Which rich fishing region was considered the laboratory for cod fishing innovation?

3. What company did Clarence Birdseye found in Gloucester?

4. According to the book, fishing is hardest on what part of the body?

5. Dorymen's wives made sails for them sewn from _____.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did it take over seventy years for Europeans to convert their cod fishing fleets to engine power?

2. How did the Icelandic government finally curb the capacity of is own fishing fleet?

3. What skills did fishermen learn in the wake of the imposition of 200-mile zones?

4. What did Halldór Laxness win the Nobel Prize for and why?

5. What were the Grandmother messages of 1928?

6. How did navigation improve in fishing in the 17th century?

7. Why do fishermen have comparatively high accident rates?

8. What happened to many British and German trawlers during the second Cod War?

9. Describe how gill nets are used.

10. Why did Icelanders rejoice in the addition of the 12-mile limit zone around their country?

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