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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was the probe the last time it was seen?



2. How does the crew mark the position of the iceberg?



3. What is another mystery about the probe Pitt wants to solve?



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



5. Who was in the boat that left the submarine?



Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Pitt go after their boating incident? Who takes him and how does Pitt feel about that person? Who does Pitt find?



2. What does Pitt do when James is talking? How does James respond?



3. What does James Kelly explain to the group about Hermit Limited?



4. Why does Rondheim recite the Rime of the Ancient Mariner? What is Pitt's reaction?



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



6. How does Hunnewell feel about Fyrie and what does he tell Pitt about the man?



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



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



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



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



Essay Topics

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.

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.

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Compare and contrast the characters Dirk Pitt and Oskar Rondheim.

2. Compare and contrast the characters Tidi and Kirsti.

3. Compare and contrast the characters James Kelly and Sam Kelly.

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