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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Midway through the novel, which dangerous disease does Gann become stricken with?
(a) Yellow fever.
(c) West Nile virus.
2. Occasionally, Gann co-pilots for other pilots on a route from Newark to which main city?
(c) Carson City.
3. What does Gann believe about the other pilots' modesty when talking about their abilities?
(a) He thinks that they are just shy.
(b) He believes they are bluffing.
(c) He does not care about the other pilots.
(d) He thinks they must not be that skilled.
4. Generally, how do landings on Gann's Newark route seem to be executed?
(a) They are short and sweet.
(b) The are long and dull.
(c) They are prolonged and exciting.
(d) They are quick and dangerous.
5. What is one thing that the seniority number determines?
(a) Their numbers determine what times they fly.
(b) They gain tenure by their seniority number.
(c) Their number assigns them to certain routes.
(d) They are only referred to by their number.
6. While Gann is recovering from his illness, what are other pilots receiving?
(a) Their pink slips.
(b) Their vacation pay.
(c) Their pension payments.
(d) Their war activation letters.
7. In the prologue, which co-pilot does Ernest mention?
8. What type of pilot is Ross considered by other pilots and Gann?
(a) Devilishly handsome.
(b) The best pilot on his route.
(c) A pushover pilot.
(d) The worst pilot on his route.
9. Where does Gann mention the technician looks for the missing item when they are in Wilkes-Barre?
(a) The food storage area.
(b) The tail compartment.
(c) Under Gann's seat.
(d) The overhead bin.
10. Which of the following locations is not a stop on Gann's Newark route?
11. When Gann discovers that his demonstration flight will be on a DC-2, how does he feel?
(a) He is indifferent.
(b) He is excited.
(c) He is upset but pretends he is happy.
(d) He is dismayed.
12. Throughout the text, how does Gann seem to respond to this seniority number?
(a) He mourns for his low number.
(b) He dismisses the number altogether.
(c) He brags about his low number.
(d) He complains about his high number.
13. What area is Gann assigned to upon graduation?
14. Over the next few months that they are flying together, what happens to Ross' attitude towards Gann?
(a) He becomes more demanding of Gann.
(b) Ross refuses to fly with Gann.
(c) He and Gann become best friends.
(d) Ross becomes jealous of Gann's skills.
15. When the missing item cannot be located in Wilkes-Barre, what happens to the flight?
(a) The flight is redirected to another route.
(b) The flight is delayed.
(c) Nothing, everything is fine and on time.
(d) The rest of the flights are cancelled.
Short Answer Questions
1. In chapter 8, which friend of Gann's joins the route AM-21 as a pilot?
2. In chapter 6, what does the reader learn about the need for pilots on Gann's route?
3. What type of pilot was Lester in his flying days?
4. Why does Gann decide against requesting a transfer away from Ross?
5. How does Gann view this situation and the last minute switching of planes?
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