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 does Pitt learn that saddens him?

2. Where does Pitt go at the airport?

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

4. What do Pitt and the crew of the vehicle do?

5. Where are Pitt and the others when he wakes?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Where does Pitt go after their boating incident? Who takes him and how does Pitt feel about that person? Who does Pitt find?

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

5. What does Kippman reveal about Hermit Limited?

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

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

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

9. Who is Pitt pleased to see on the rescue vehicle and what happens after Pitt boards?

10. What lands near the Andursson's home?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The danger increases as Pitt is rescued only to face more threats from an impostor policemen. Here the warm characters of the native Icelanders is shown in their passions for their townspeople and for strangers.

1. As the danger to Pitt increases the tension in the novel increases. Discuss how a subtle increase in danger and tension is used to prod readers to continue reading the book.

2. The Icelanders seem to be compassionate people. Discuss why compassion and a willingness to help others might be valuable in a climate like the one on Iceland.

3. In most major religions hospitality towards strangers is a basic tenet of the religion. Discuss why this would be true especially in view of the survival of the species.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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