Pacific Vortex Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to the driver of the gray Dodge van that tries to run Dirk off the road?
(a) He is killed in the crash that totals the van.
(b) He falls over a sea cliff and is dashed against the rocks.
(c) He is impaled on a telephone pole spike.
(d) He scrambles free of the falling van and runs from the scene.

2. Who is the Chief Director of the Naval Underwater and Marine Agency?
(a) Dirk Pitt.
(b) Captain Orl Cinana.
(c) Admiral Leigh Hunter.
(d) Admiral James Sandecker.

3. What is unusual about the security on the Martha Ann?
(a) They conduct a full body pat-down search prior to allowing entrance to the ship.
(b) They require three forms of id from Dirk in addition to official orders from ADM Hunter.
(c) There is none, it's not supposed to be a Naval vessel.
(d) The security guards operate in total darkness.

4. Who does Dirk call first to report the incident with the gray van?
(a) The Honolulu Police.
(b) Adrian Hunter.
(c) ADM Hunter.
(d) ADM Sandecker.

5. What is Dirk's plan of action on the Martha Ann with only two hours to go before dark falls?
(a) To conduct an underwater search of the seamount.
(b) To dive on the sub.
(c) To build a decoy to help defend the ship from the probable nighttime attack.
(d) To improvise the best defenses the crew can muster.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does ADM Sandecker say that Dirk is a security risk because he's read the manuscript?

2. Besides his direction on delivering his message, what is CDR Dupree's final request?

3. What does "bare steerageway" mean?

4. What is the time lapse between the disaster that befell the ship and the beginning of the narrative that ADM Hunter relates?

5. What is Dirk's official professional title?

(see the answer key)

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