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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why couldn't Brian catch any fish?
2. What morning activity does Brian see as being silly?
3. What does Brian say to the pilot after he identifies himself?
4. Brian spends the afternoon and early evening doing what?
5. What tries to steal Brian's food?
Essay Topic 1
Once the plane landed, Brian needed water to drink but was reluctant to drink the water out of the lake. Besides the presence of the dead pilot, what other reasons did Brian have for being hesitant? Were they valid reasons? What would you have done?
Essay Topic 2
What inherent skills and personality traits did Brian possess that especially helped him in his situation? Examine the ways he was able to push past his coping skills to rise to the occasion during his ordeal.
Essay Topic 3
After Brian returned home, he was approached by reporters and others who wanted to turn his story into a book or movie. Brian was interested in the initial footage but was not concerned at all when the book deal fell through. Why was the publicity unimportant to Brian? What things were more important than receiving money or fame? How would you feel in this situation?
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