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 did the vehicle bring that Pitt requested?

2. What does Pitt do at the beginning of the poetry reading?

3. What does Pitt realize as he talks to all the victims?

4. What has been formed in South America that concerns the cab driver?

5. What does Pitt realize as he and Tidi mingle with the guests?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Kippman reveal about Hermit Limited?

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

3. What lands near the Andursson's home?

4. What does Pitt do in order to get help?

5. What does Pitt do when James is talking? How does James respond?

6. What does Pitt realize as he is talking to Sandecker about rescue efforts?

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

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

9. What does Rondheim ask Pitt and and do he and Tidi handle the question?

10. What does the person at the hanger tell Pitt?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Pitt has an immediate dislike for Rondheim and how he is treating Kirsti. Rondheim does not like Pitt either. Pitt decides to change his demeanor with Oskar; Pitt pretends, to the astonishment of Sandecker and Tidi, that he is a homosexual. Rondheim is disgusted and underestimates Pitt, which is part of Dirk's plan.

1. Do you think it is possible to dislike or like someone the moment one meets them? Why or why not?

2. Given the era in which this book was written, why do you think someone would underestimate a "homosexual?"

3. Discuss the various stereotypes and labels that occur in the above statement about homosexuals.

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

The theme of one man making a difference is displayed here, as there is no one but Pitt who can save them all.

1. What do you think is meant by the theme expressed above?

2. Discuss and incident in depth you have seen or read about in which one person made a difference.

3. Although most people think of one person making a difference for the good of all, there have been many incidences in history in which one person made a negative impact. Discuss one of these people and how their character compared to Pitt's.

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