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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. Where does Pitt finally find initials carved?

3. How does Koski feel about Pitt after talking with him?

4. What is obvious when they find the ship in the iceberg?

5. Why does Pitt surface after finally finding the jet?

Short Essay Questions

1. What situation is explained to Koski?

2. What does Pitt do when Rondheim joins them and how does Rondheim respond?

3. Who is Lee Koski and what is he watching on his deck during a storm?

4. How does Pitt feel towards Sandecker and the Admiral towards Pitt?

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

6. What plane does Pitt see in the hanger and what is interesting about it?

7. Who is Pitt pleased to see on the rescue vehicle and what happens after Pitt boards?

8. What does Pitt do after he wakes up?

9. What is Sandecker's response to the man in his office and what does Pitt say?

10. Who is with Pitt when he awakens? How does he feel about her and she about him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Kelly speaks of goodness, of re-writing history, of compassion for the masses; yet his actions are tinged with violence. James Kelly has worthy goals and ideals, but he has surrounded himself with ruthless killers in order to accomplish these ideals.

1. James Kelly seems to believe the end justifies the means. Discuss what this concept means in relationship to what James Kelly says he is trying to do.

2. Discuss the concept that good which associates itself with evil cannot long survive in view of the above statement.

3. Throughout history there have been people who believe they know what is best for everyone and attempt to impose their will on the "masses." Following research, compare an incident in history of this type of situation to the one James Kelly is attempting.

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