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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. What does Gann finally find out was the cause of the vibrations on his flight in chapter 18?
2. Gann performs a personal inspection of his plane during a flight from Honolulu to Burbank and decides that the vibration is what?
3. Which of the following is not a characteristic of the new C-87 as compared to the C-47?
4. The C-87 is a new plane used mainly for what purpose?
5. Initially, how does Gann view his new role flying on behalf of the military?
Short Essay Questions
1. Descibe Gann's sketchy takeoff scenario as he begins his flight on a C-54 for a long-haul mission.
2. How did his crash affect O'Connor in the long run?
3. What does Gann learn kept his flight safe on the way from Honolulu to Burbank despite the fact that they were missing a critical piece of equipment?
4. The British Air Force tells Gann his flight was in danger as they approached Iceland. Why were they in danger?
5. How do the rescue planes keep track of where O'Connor's downed plane is located?
6. After WWII, what war does Gann fly in, and how does he feel about his role as a pilot in this situation again?
7. How does Gann describe his flights from California to Honolulu with the new airline he flies for?
8. How does Gann feel about flying for the military when he first starts flying for them?
9. Why does O'Connor's flight from Goose Bay crash-land?
10. What stories does Gann tell Keim about his recent long-distance flight transporting Chinese cash?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Do a character analysis of Gann answering the following questions: what was Gann's role in the book; what was Gann like at the beginning of the novel; what was he like at the end of the novel; what changes (if any) took place in Gann as a character; and what actions, incidents, and so forth caused Gann to change?
Essay Topic 2
Choose one of the characters that Gann interacts with in the story and compare and contrast Gann and that character. What are their similarities (if any)? What are their differences? How do they differ as pilots and as people?
Essay Topic 3
We have studied the literary terms of protagonist and antagonist. Please define what a protagonist and antagonist are. Provide an example of each, and discuss the relationship between the two that causes one to be the protagonist of the story and the other to be an antagonist in the story.
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