Short Essay Questions Key
1. What type of novel is "Fate Is the Hunter"?
"Fate Is the Hunter" is an autobiography.
2. Who is Ernest Gann?
Ernest Gann is the author of "Fate Is the Hunter" and a pilot who learned to fly in the very beginning of the aviation industry.
3. What role did Gann have during the wars?
During the wars, Gann flew for the U.S. military as a civilian pilot, carrying men and material.
4. Briefly describe the near death situation Gann and his co-pilot Beattie faced as noted in the novel's prologue.
Gann noticed that his plane was flying 50' above the planned altitude so he corrected the plane's course. Seconds later, another plane flew by, barely missing them only because Gann changed his plane's positioning when he did. If he had not made that change, the two planes would have crashed.
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