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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 does Lippman tell Pitt at the hospital?
2. Who do Sandecker and Pitt visit in the hospital?
3. Where does the captain take the vehicle with Pitt?
4. How did the worker cover himself?
5. What does Pitt mention to Kelly that spoils his speech?
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 happened in the confrontation between Pitt and Lillie?
4. What does Pitt see when he first wakes up after the poetry party?
5. What happens right as Pitt is looking for a way to leave the trophy room?
6. What does Rondheim ask Pitt and and do he and Tidi handle the question?
7. What does the person at the hanger tell Pitt?
8. Who is Pitt pleased to see on the rescue vehicle and what happens after Pitt boards?
9. Who is the man in Sandecker's office and what does he tell Pitt?
10. What lands near the Andursson's home?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Jerome P. Lillie is introduced. His role as a National Security agent who is working with Pitt now allows Pitt to access information from another, wider-reaching source. Typical of Pitt, threats and physical action must occur before the two men can respect each other, but once Lillie earns Pitt's trust, Pitt tells him everything.
1. What do you think the fact that Pitt has to have threats and physical action before he can respect a man says about his character?
2. In your opinion, discuss whether you believe the author is trying too hard to make Pitt look really masculine and tough. Include in your discussion whether you believe Pitt would be just as likable a character if he was less macho.
3. Discuss whether you think the job in which Lillie works and Pitt must have highly masculine, tough people in order to do the job.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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