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

2. While Gann is straightening out the mess with the missing item in Wilkes-Barre, what is Ross doing?

3. Why is America so intent on gaining influence in South America as World War II looms?

4. In chapter 6, what does the reader learn about the need for pilots on Gann's route?

5. Which of the following tricks does Ross teach Gann for flying in severe weather?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What role did Gann have during the wars?

3. How does Gann feel about flying the Douglas DC-2 and DC-3?

4. Describe the scene as Gann and his crew approach Greenland.

5. What type of novel is "Fate Is the Hunter"?

6. Trying to redeem himself for his landing in Syracuse, how does Gann handle his job raising the landing gear from Ross during the next takeoff?

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

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

9. Briefly describe Lester and his teaching style.

10. What does Gann learn about Ross' childhood?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the novel, Gann provides substantial detail of the various planes that he flies or that are being developed. Please choose two planes, and 1) provide a physical description of the plane, 2) explain its use, 3) explain Gann's opinion on the plane, and 4) provide an example from the book of a situation where Gann was flying the plane and what happened. How did knowing so many additional technical explanations and details of the plane enhance the experience for the reader?

Essay Topic 2

Please define what theme is in a work of literature. Identify what is a main theme in "Fate Is the Hunter." Provide at least three arguments or examples of how this is a theme for the novel. Does this theme seem to be something that resonates with you as the reader?

Essay Topic 3

This story has a large cast of minor or supporting characters. Choose three minor characters that you enjoyed the most. Provide a brief summary of each character, and note what his role was in relation to the main character. Why was this minor character important to the story or life of the main character?

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