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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. What does Pitt begin to suspect as Hunnewell works?

2. What is one of the mysteries Pitt wants to solve?

3. What does Hunnewell say to Pitt after the crash?

4. How did Hunnewell feel about Fyrie?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What causes Koski suspicions when Pitt is being shown around the ship?

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

3. What are Pitt and Hunnewell discussing as they fly towards Reykjavik in Chapter 5?

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

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

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

7. What does Pitt do when Rondheim joins them and how does Rondheim respond?

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

9. Who is with Pitt when he awakens? How does he feel about her and she about him?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Hunnewell's death greatly affects Pitt, who feels he has lost a friend due to his own failures.

1. What does Pitt's believing his failure caused Hunnewell's death seem to suggest about his character? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

2. The above sentence suggest that Pitt and Hunnewell were friends. Discuss their friendship using examples from the text to illustrate your answer.

3. The death of a friend would affect anyone. Discuss how you think that would affect a person and what a person can do to deal with the grief.

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 is a consummate ladies man with few boundaries or shame, but he holds his friendships dearer than his desire for the beautiful Tidi. Pitt's loyalty to Sandecker runs deep, and it is obvious the old man considers Pitt to be like a son to him.

1. What do you think is meant by the first sentence above? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

2. Discuss in depth what loyalty to an individual means in terms of various relationships such as superior officer, friend, sibling, etc.

3. How do you think the fact that Sandecker considers Pitt to be like a son to him has been demonstrated in this book? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

(see the answer keys)

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