Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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. 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 Topic 1
As they hash out the circumstances and evidence, it is clear there is a strong bond that runs deeper than Admiral and Major between the men. They trust each other's opinions, and respect the intelligence displayed there.
1. How do you think trust between two individuals is built? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. Discuss what parts of Pitt's and Sandecker's conversation demonstrate their intelligence and why the reader can see that they both respect the other's intelligence.
3. What do you think the normal bond between a superior officer and a subordinate would look like? How does that compare with the bond between Pitt and Sandecker?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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