Fate is the Hunter Test | Final 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. At the very end of the novel, the reader learns that Gann has logged nearly how many flight hours?

2. How does Gann react when he finds that O'Connor has snatched the C-87 that Gann and his crew were supposed to fly on their route to Greenland, sticking them instead with the older C-47?

3. Where is Gann's flight from Honolulu headed after landing in Burbank?

4. Where on the plane is the ominous shaking taking place on Gann's flight to Burbank?

5. In Chapter 17, what new engines has Gann's DC-4A been outfitted with for his flight from San Francisco to Honolulu?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Gann feel about flying for the military when he first starts flying for them?

2. Which route does Gann return to after his leave of absence, and what does he do there?

3. What does the stewardess complain of on Gann's flight to Burbank?

4. 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?

5. What is the weather situation during Gann's emergency landing back to Steensville? What does Gann do to land the plane?

6. How does O'Connor's crash-landing symbolize Gann's being stalked by fate?

7. Descibe Gann's sketchy takeoff scenario as he begins his flight on a C-54 for a long-haul mission.

8. Why does O'Connor's flight from Goose Bay crash-land?

9. How did his crash affect O'Connor in the long run?

10. Who is Sloniger, and what is so special about him?

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

In the novel, Ernest Gann acts as both a commercial and civilian pilot. Compare and contrast the responsibilities, experiences, and roles of a commercial pilot and a civilian pilot. What situation caused Gann to become a civilian pilot?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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