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. Why does James think the U.S. government has failed America?

2. Why would someone be suspicious about the work on the jet?

3. What does Pitt do at the home of the Icelander who found him?

4. What can Pitt do that no one else can as far as the events in Iceland?

5. What does Tidi do when she comes up to Pitt and Rondheim?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why was the crash site chosen? What does Pitt find out as he talks to the others?

3. What plane does Pitt see in the hanger and what is interesting about it?

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

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

6. What lands near the Andursson's home?

7. What does Pitt see when he first wakes up after the poetry party?

8. How does Pitt feel about what happened to Sam Kelly and how does he feel towards Rondheim?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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'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?

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