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

2. What do Pitt and Hunnewell find on the surface of the iceberg?

3. What does Pitt say is located at coordinates given to Koski?

4. What do Pitt and Kirsti do at first at the table in the restaurant?

5. What are Pitt's next orders?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Pitt do after he wakes up?

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

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

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

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

7. What allayed Koski's concerns about Pitt and Hunnewell?

8. What does Pitt do off the boat? What does Sandecker see? What does Pitt discover?

9. How does Pitt respond to Kirsti when she arrives at the restaurant?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Dr. Hunnewell chastises Pitt for telling the Lt. Cmdr a lie about the reason for tracking down the iceberg.

1. Why do you think Hunnewell chastises Pitt for lying to Koski? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

2. Discuss, with examples, what you can infer about Hunnewell's character from his chastisement of Pitt.

3. Do you think there are situations in life, especially in the military that require being secretive or dishonest? Why or why not? Use examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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