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?
The danger increases as Pitt is rescued only to face more threats from an impostor policemen. Here the warm characters of the native Icelanders is shown in their passions for their townspeople and for strangers.
1. As the danger to Pitt increases the tension in the novel increases. Discuss how a subtle increase in danger and tension is used to prod readers to continue reading the book.
2. The Icelanders seem to be compassionate people. Discuss why compassion and a willingness to help others might be valuable in a climate like the one on Iceland.
3. In most major religions hospitality towards strangers is a basic tenet of the religion. Discuss why this would be true especially in view of the survival of the species.
Danger increases as the Pitt realizes he can't even trust his own military with the truth and must continue spinning lies to keep them off balance.
1. Discuss what has occurred in the first four chapters of the book that would make Pitt believe he can't trust the U.S. military.
2. Do you think the military can be trusted in real life? Why or why not?
3. Pitt seems to be fighting lies with lies? Does this seem to be the best way to go about this? Use examples to support your answer.
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.
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