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. How does Pitt feel towards Rondheim as he watches the rescue efforts?

2. What does Pitt learn that saddens him?

3. Who do Sandecker and Pitt visit in the hospital?

4. Why is Pitt angry at Lippman?

5. How does Pitt get to the airport?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Kippman reveal about Hermit Limited?

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

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

5. What lands near the Andursson's home?

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

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

8. How does Pitt act when he first arrives at the party and how is he dressed?

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

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

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

The contrast of an ancient plane beating the plans of a madman's computers is enjoyed by Pitt immensely.

1. Explain in detail, using examples, why you think Pitt enjoyed the irony in the above situation.

2. Discuss what irony is and why the above situation is an example of it.

3. Is the most modern technology always the best choice for solving a problem? Discuss why or why not this is true and a situation which illustrates your position.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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