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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. Where do Pitt and Hunnewell end up after the helicopter crashes?

2. What does Pitt begin to suspect as Hunnewell works?

3. From what authority does Koski receive a message?

4. What happens right after Pitt returns to the water for the second time?

5. Why does Hunnewell chastise Pitt?

Short Essay Questions

1. What allayed Koski's concerns about Pitt and Hunnewell?

2. What do Pitt and Hunnewell do when the cutter gets close to the iceberg?

3. Who shows up at the doctor's house where Pitt has been taken and what happens to them?

4. What do Pitt and those with him find when they get on a boat?

5. What does Sandecker tell Pitt about Kristjan's twin sister?

6. What situation is explained to Koski?

7. What does Sandecker order Pitt and how does he respond?

8. What had Fyrie's company invented and what did he plan to do with it?

9. What does Sandecker tell Pitt about the Lax and what was on it?

10. What favor does Pitt ask of Rondheim and how does he respond?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Kelly speaks of goodness, of re-writing history, of compassion for the masses; yet his actions are tinged with violence. James Kelly has worthy goals and ideals, but he has surrounded himself with ruthless killers in order to accomplish these ideals.

1. James Kelly seems to believe the end justifies the means. Discuss what this concept means in relationship to what James Kelly says he is trying to do.

2. Discuss the concept that good which associates itself with evil cannot long survive in view of the above statement.

3. Throughout history there have been people who believe they know what is best for everyone and attempt to impose their will on the "masses." Following research, compare an incident in history of this type of situation to the one James Kelly is attempting.

Essay Topic 2

The danger increases as Pitt is rescued only to face more threats from an impostor policemen. Here the warm characters of the native Icelanders is shown in their passions for their townspeople and for strangers.

1. As the danger to Pitt increases the tension in the novel increases. Discuss how a subtle increase in danger and tension is used to prod readers to continue reading the book.

2. The Icelanders seem to be compassionate people. Discuss why compassion and a willingness to help others might be valuable in a climate like the one on Iceland.

3. In most major religions hospitality towards strangers is a basic tenet of the religion. Discuss why this would be true especially in view of the survival of the species.

Essay Topic 3

Pitt's dedication to his job and his sense of survival never allows him to consider Kirsti as a potential lover. Pitt uses Oskar's confusion about Pitt's masculinity to maneuver a boat from Kirsti and Oskar so he can begin looking for the jet.

1. Discuss what could occur in a situation like Pitt's if he had not set aside his attraction to Kirsti and had pursued it.

2. The prevailing consensus in work places is to never have an affair with a co-worker or boss. How do you think this idea would support Pitt's turning away from Kirsti?

3. Why do you think Pitt pretending to be a homosexual could confuse a person to the point of conceding a favor to a stranger? Use examples to illustrate your answer.

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