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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 respond to Rondhiem's question from question # 113?
2. What does Pitt say at the hospital?
3. Who is the pilot of the vehicle that picks up Pitt?
4. What does Pitt do when Rondheim is finished with his poem fragment?
5. Why does James think the U.S. government has failed America?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where does Kirsti take Pitt at the party and what does Pitt do during the event?
2. What does Pitt do in order to get help?
3. What plane does Pitt see in the hanger and what is interesting about it?
4. What does Sam Kelly ask his brother and what does his brother tell him?
5. Why does Rondheim recite the Rime of the Ancient Mariner? What is Pitt's reaction?
6. What does Pitt see when he first wakes up after the poetry party?
7. Who is the pilot of the rescue vehicle and what did he bring with him?
8. What happens right as Pitt is looking for a way to leave the trophy room?
9. Why was the crash site chosen? What does Pitt find out as he talks to the others?
10. What does James Kelly explain to the group about Hermit Limited?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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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