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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 do Pitt and his boss feel about his immediate plans?

2. How much older than Kristjan is Kirsti?

3. What does the plane do when the crew sees something unusual in one of the icebergs?

4. Why is Pitt on this mission?

5. What does Pitt tell Rondheim he does for a living?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What situation is explained to Koski?

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

4. What does Koski tell his subordinate to do about the new people on his ship? Why is Koski puzzled?

5. What do Pitt and Hunnewell do when they depart the first iceberg? What does Pitt think when they land?

6. What does Pitt do off the boat? What does Sandecker see? What does Pitt discover?

7. Who is Lee Koski and what is he watching on his deck during a storm?

8. What do Pitt and Hunnewell find on the embedded ship?

9. What does Pitt do after he wakes up?

10. What does Pitt see coming near the helicopter and what happens to the helicopter after that?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

The theme of one man making a difference is displayed here, as there is no one but Pitt who can save them all.

1. What do you think is meant by the theme expressed above?

2. Discuss and incident in depth you have seen or read about in which one person made a difference.

3. Although most people think of one person making a difference for the good of all, there have been many incidences in history in which one person made a negative impact. Discuss one of these people and how their character compared to Pitt's.

Essay Topic 3

Pitt's superior physical strength and abilities are demonstrated as he saves Hunnewell's life on the iceberg.

1. Do you think Cussler's portrayal of Pitt is unrealistic for any human? Why or why not?

2. How do you think Pitt was able to develop his strength and abilities? Use examples from the book and/or real life to illustrate your answer.

3. Do you believe the incident with Pitt and Hunnewell, with Pitt saving Hunnewell is a demonstration of why most women would not do well in these types of military positions? Why or why not?

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