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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 people are stranded aboard Old Gert?

2. After leaving the meeting room at Headquarters, who does Pitt call and invite to a meeting?

3. In his younger days, how deep had Pitt been able to free dive?

4. How far from the drifting ship is the British survey vessel?

5. What is the name of the captain on the ship that authorizes sending the boarding party to explore the drifting ship?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Pitt refuse to let Giordino accompany him into Big Ben and to the ocean floor?

2. Why does Steen not want the Captain to send another boarding party to the Divine Star?

3. What does an entry in the abandoned ship's log alert the boarding party to?

4. After the MAIT members are captured on Suma's island, what does Suma share with his captives as they all dine together?

5. When the excavators finally reach the tunnel and locate where they expected to find the treasure, what do they find?

6. What does the person concealed in the Murmoto car think as the nuclear device is examined?

7. During the meeting at Headquarters, what does Pitt learn about the Soggy Acres project?

8. What is Admiral Sandecker's plan for blowing up the nuclear device on Dennings' Demons?

9. When Kamatori reaches the cliff where Pitt had been and sees all of the blood, what does Kamatori believe?

10. Why is Old Gert not completely destroyed by the explosion as the two ships on the surface were?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The Japanese use several different methods to try to force the Americans to meet their demands.

a) Identify three tactics used by the Japanese to force the Americans' hands.

b) For each tactic identified, explain why the Japanese chose this method of persuasion.

c) Compare and contrast these tactics in terms of their operational style, level of involvement, and success or failure.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the political argument regarding the taxation of Japanese companies doing business on American soil from the perspective of both the Americans and the Japanese. Be sure to include whether or not you agree with the positions taken by Loren Smith and Hideki Suma.

Essay Topic 3

There is no doubt that Pitt has been greatly affected by the abduction of Loren Smith. Discuss how Loren's abduction affects not only Pitt's worldview, but also his determination to pursue Loren's pursuers. How does Loren's abduction affect Pitt's mental state, his ability to reason, his ability to trust, and his ability to hope?

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