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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. How many men does Gann note it takes to fly the C-87?
2. What happens to the new engines on Gann's DC-4A as they are flying from San Francisco?
3. Where is Gann's flight from Honolulu headed after landing in Burbank?
4. 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?
5. Where on the plane is the ominous shaking taking place on Gann's flight to Burbank?
Short Essay Questions
1. What emergency causes Gann to have to land his plane on his flight from Steensville?
2. Who is Dudley, and what is Gann's impression of him?
3. The British Air Force tells Gann his flight was in danger as they approached Iceland. Why were they in danger?
4. How does O'Connor's crash-landing symbolize Gann's being stalked by fate?
5. After WWII, what war does Gann fly in, and how does he feel about his role as a pilot in this situation again?
6. Why does O'Connor's flight from Goose Bay crash-land?
7. 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?
8. How did his crash affect O'Connor in the long run?
9. What stories does Gann tell Keim about his recent long-distance flight transporting Chinese cash?
10. How do the rescue planes keep track of where O'Connor's downed plane is located?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Gann interacts with several characters throughout this novel. Choose one of the characters that Gann interacts with, and provide a short description of the relationship between Gann and this character. Why was this relationship important to the story? What role did this relationship play in Gann's life and, therefore, the novel?
Essay Topic 2
We have learned about point of view. What is point of view, and what are the three major types of point of view? Did you enjoy the point of view that "Fate Is the Hunter" was written in---why or why not? Was it an effective way to portray the story?
Essay Topic 3
Conflict is a common idea in literature. Please define conflict, and choose one example of conflict from the text to describe and explain how this situation, relationship, and so forth is an example of conflict.
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