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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 is one of the mysteries Pitt wants to solve?
2. What does Pitt take from the men?
3. What happens when the men in the boat confront Pitt and Hunnewell?
4. Who watches the Coast Guard ship fly away?
5. What did Hunnewell say Pitt didn't tell Koski about the discovery Fyrie made?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Hunnewell feel about Fyrie and what does he tell Pitt about the man?
2. What does Pitt do when Rondheim joins them and how does Rondheim respond?
3. What happens to Pitt and Hunnewell immediately after the crash?
4. What do Pitt and Hunnewell do when the cutter gets close to the iceberg?
5. What favor does Pitt ask of Rondheim and how does he respond?
6. What do Pitt and Hunnewell find on the embedded ship?
7. What does Koski tell his subordinate to do about the new people on his ship? Why is Koski puzzled?
8. What had Fyrie's company invented and what did he plan to do with it?
9. What are Pitt and Hunnewell discussing as they fly towards Reykjavik in Chapter 5?
10. What allayed Koski's concerns about Pitt and Hunnewell?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Pitt's character is revealed as that of an officer who is greatly respected and admired but operates outside the normal rules and regulations. He is a maverick who gets things done.
1. What have you read of Pitt in the first few chapters that explain him being admired and respected? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. What do you think the word maverick means in the context of the above statement? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
3. Do you think someone in the military should be allowed to operate outside the normal rules and regulations? What types of situations can that type of behavior incur?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Hunnewell's death greatly affects Pitt, who feels he has lost a friend due to his own failures.
1. What does Pitt's believing his failure caused Hunnewell's death seem to suggest about his character? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. The above sentence suggest that Pitt and Hunnewell were friends. Discuss their friendship using examples from the text to illustrate your answer.
3. The death of a friend would affect anyone. Discuss how you think that would affect a person and what a person can do to deal with the grief.
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