Fate is the Hunter 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. While Gann is recovering from his illness, what are other pilots receiving?

2. What does Gann learn has caused his plane to have technical trouble while flying from Belem?

3. In chapter 8, which friend of Gann's joins the route AM-21 as a pilot?

4. In chapter 6, how many pilots and co-pilots does Gann mention are killed in crashes?

5. Where did Ernest Gann fly primarily prior to World War II?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Gann's demonstration flight go when he first flies for McCabe?

2. What type of special school is Gann invited to and what happens when he attends?

3. How does Gann seem to feel about this seniority number?

4. What role did Gann have during the wars?

5. How does the U.S. intend to further its aviation influence in South America?

6. Pilots are assigned a seniority number. Why is this number important?

7. What are some tricks that Gann learns from Ross?

8. How does weather affect Gann's route in AM-21 and his ability to land at his stops?

9. How does Gann handle the landing at Syracuse?

10. How does Gann initially describe Goose Bay?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Setting is an important piece of a literary work. What is a setting? Why is setting essential to a novel? Explain why setting is important in "Fate Is the Hunter," and provide an example of the use of a setting in this novel.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the novel, Ernest Gann mentions being "stalked by fate." What does Gann mean by being "stalked by fate"? Give three different examples from the novel of situations where Gann notes that he has been "stalked by fate."

Essay Topic 3

This novel is an autobiography. Explain what an autobiography is. What is the difference between an autobiography and a memoir? Do you think that this novel would have been better if written in a different format (i.e., fiction, memoir, prose)?

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