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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 Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Pitt goes to the general transient aviation hanger, and locates the mechanic who scratched his initials into the hydraulic pump Pitt found. The mechanic tells Pitt about a couple men who contracted with him to do some work and would not sign off on the job. Cashman found a way to cover himself by making out a report and he was able to record the call numbers for the jet.

1. Amazing coincidence, isn't it? Narrative contrivance is the term used when barely plausible events occur in order to advance the plot. Explain why, with examples, this situation with the black jet could be a narrative contrivance.

2. The mechanic certainly sounds like he's on the ball. What do you think, in real life the chances are that most mechanics would do what Cashman did? Explain your answer.

3. Why do you think a mechanic would give Pitt the information he gave him? Explain your answer using text from the book to support it.

Essay Topic 3

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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