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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 Koski decide to do after talking with Pitt and Hunnewell?

2. What is Pitt invited to do in Chapter Seven?

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

4. In the opening of Chapter Five where are Pitt and Hunnewell flying?

5. How does Rondheim feel about Pitt when they meet?

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

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

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

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

7. What happens to Pitt and Hunnewell immediately after the crash?

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

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

10. What situation is explained to Koski?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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?

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.

(see the answer keys)

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