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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. Who visits Pitt where he is staying right after the crash?

2. Where does Pitt finally find initials carved?

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

4. What does Pitt say is the reason he needs to pursue the mystery of the ship and the probe?

5. What does the jet do when it gets close to Pitt and Hunnewell?

Short Essay Questions

1. At the beginning of Chapter 9 where is Pitt going, how is he dressed and who is with him?

2. What does Pitt do after he wakes up?

3. Who does Lt. Dover bring first to Koski and what does that person do? What is Koski's response?

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

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

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

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

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

9. Where is Pitt when he awakens after leaving the doctor's village?

10. What situation is explained to Koski?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Pitt's character is revealed as that of an officer who is greatly respected and admired but operates outside the normal rules and regulations. He is a maverick who gets things done.

1. What have you read of Pitt in the first few chapters that explain him being admired and respected? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

2. What do you think the word maverick means in the context of the above statement? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

3. Do you think someone in the military should be allowed to operate outside the normal rules and regulations? What types of situations can that type of behavior incur?

Essay Topic 2

The contrast of an ancient plane beating the plans of a madman's computers is enjoyed by Pitt immensely.

1. Explain in detail, using examples, why you think Pitt enjoyed the irony in the above situation.

2. Discuss what irony is and why the above situation is an example of it.

3. Is the most modern technology always the best choice for solving a problem? Discuss why or why not this is true and a situation which illustrates your position.

Essay Topic 3

While in the hangar, Pitt recognizes an old airplane, in excellent shape, an old Ford Tri-Motor known affectionately as the Tin Goose.

1. It was interesting the author threw in this brief account of this plane. Why could this be an example of foreshadow?

2. Here in the hanger is a plane which, because it was important enough to be noted, is probably going to come into use later in the book. Argue whether this information is a foreshadow or a narrative contrivance.

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