Iceberg Test | Final 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. What do Pitt and the others do after they return Rondheim's boat?

2. What corporation does James Kelly talk about?

3. What does Kippman tell Pitt and Sandecker?

4. How does Pitt get to the airport?

5. How did the worker cover himself?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Kirsti take Pitt at the party and what does Pitt do during the event?

2. Who is the pilot of the rescue vehicle and what did he bring with him?

3. What does Sam Kelly ask his brother and what does his brother tell him?

4. Who is the man in Sandecker's office and what does he tell Pitt?

5. What does James Kelly explain to the group about Hermit Limited?

6. Why does Rondheim recite the Rime of the Ancient Mariner? What is Pitt's reaction?

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

8. What happened in the confrontation between Pitt and Lillie?

9. What happens right as Pitt is looking for a way to leave the trophy room?

10. Where is Sandecker at the beginning of Chapter 20; who is with him; and what does that person say?

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

Pitt's superior physical strength and abilities are demonstrated as he saves Hunnewell's life on the iceberg.

1. Do you think Cussler's portrayal of Pitt is unrealistic for any human? Why or why not?

2. How do you think Pitt was able to develop his strength and abilities? Use examples from the book and/or real life to illustrate your answer.

3. Do you believe the incident with Pitt and Hunnewell, with Pitt saving Hunnewell is a demonstration of why most women would not do well in these types of military positions? Why or why not?

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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