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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 Hunnewell say to Pitt after the crash?

2. Why do Pitt and Hunnewell depart in the helicopter?

3. What woman is with Pitt when he wakes in Chapter Seven?

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

5. What does Pitt tell Koski about Hunnewell's request?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Pitt do after he wakes up?

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

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

5. Who is on patrol in the beginning of the book and what do they find?

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

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

8. What does Pitt do while Hunnewell probes the iceberg for the ship?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jerome P. Lillie is introduced. His role as a National Security agent who is working with Pitt now allows Pitt to access information from another, wider-reaching source. Typical of Pitt, threats and physical action must occur before the two men can respect each other, but once Lillie earns Pitt's trust, Pitt tells him everything.

1. What do you think the fact that Pitt has to have threats and physical action before he can respect a man says about his character?

2. In your opinion, discuss whether you believe the author is trying too hard to make Pitt look really masculine and tough. Include in your discussion whether you believe Pitt would be just as likable a character if he was less macho.

3. Discuss whether you think the job in which Lillie works and Pitt must have highly masculine, tough people in order to do the job.

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

Danger increases as the Pitt realizes he can't even trust his own military with the truth and must continue spinning lies to keep them off balance.

1. Discuss what has occurred in the first four chapters of the book that would make Pitt believe he can't trust the U.S. military.

2. Do you think the military can be trusted in real life? Why or why not?

3. Pitt seems to be fighting lies with lies? Does this seem to be the best way to go about this? Use examples to support your answer.

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