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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 hear when he wakes up?
2. What can Pitt do that no one else can as far as the events in Iceland?
3. What lands near the house where Pitt used the radio?
4. When were the people injured?
5. By whom is the cab driver employed?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Pitt pleased to see on the rescue vehicle and what happens after Pitt boards?
2. What lands near the Andursson's home?
3. What plane does Pitt see in the hanger and what is interesting about it?
4. What does Pitt realize as he is talking to Sandecker about rescue efforts?
5. What does the person at the hanger tell Pitt?
6. Where does Kirsti take Pitt at the party and what does Pitt do during the event?
7. What does James Kelly explain to the group about Hermit Limited?
8. What does Kippman reveal about Hermit Limited?
9. Why was the crash site chosen? What does Pitt find out as he talks to the others?
10. Who is the man in Sandecker's office and what does he tell Pitt?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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?
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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