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 was this site chosen for the people?

2. What is scattered around Pitt and the others?

3. Who is in Sandecker's office when Pitt arrives?

4. How does Pitt know which way to go?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Compare and contrast the characters Dirk Pitt and Oskar Rondheim.

2. Compare and contrast the characters Tidi and Kirsti.

3. Compare and contrast the characters James Kelly and Sam Kelly.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Pitt arrives at the party, which is held at Rondheim's huge mansion. Pitt is dressed in red velvet and continues his masquerade as a homosexual.

1. Do you think all homosexuals dress a certain way? What kind of thinking is this? Does Pitt dressing this way imply that if you see a man in cowboy boots and blue jeans he must be heterosexual? Why or why not?

2. Discuss what other kinds of other stereotypes and labels you see in this book.

3. Discuss, with examples why you believe people label others and group certain individuals together as if they were not separate from the group. Explain why the idea of lumping people into groups is dangerous to society as a whole.

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