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

2. When Gann and his crew land in Greenland, what do they expect?

3. On one trip, Gann flies with Howe, his co-pilot. How does he view Howe?

4. Gann begins flying for a new airline run by a man named Nelson. Where does this airline fly?

5. What does Gann note "saved the day" when his Douglas C-54 has technical issues, causing a potentially life threatening situation?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the rescue planes keep track of where O'Connor's downed plane is located?

2. What does Gann recall about his actions when he sees a plane crash on the runway in Assam?

3. What stories does Gann tell Keim about his recent long-distance flight transporting Chinese cash?

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

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

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

8. What emergency causes Gann to have to land his plane on his flight from Steensville?

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

10. What do the mechanics discover during their engine inspections that seem to be causing all the trouble on the DC-4?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Weather is a common theme in the novel. Why is weather so important in this novel? How does weather seem to affect Gann and other pilots? Give three examples of weather having an effect or being an important factor in the novel.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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