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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many of Them attack Dirk and Adrian?
2. What does Dirk direct should be done to the <I>Starbuck's</I> torpedo room as they escape?
3. How does SN Farris react to the battle raging around him on the <I>Martha Ann</I>?
4. Why doesn't Pearl Harbor know what has been happening with the <I>Martha Ann</I> and the finding of the <I>Starbuck</I> intact?
5. Dirk and Al leave the rescue team to salvage the <I>Starbuck</i> while they go to do what?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Part of the significance of the Starbuck to the Navy in Pacific Vortex! is her nuclear engineering and capability. Describe what nuclear power means to a submarine. What advantages does it give to a Naval submarine? How does this factor in to the various plot elements (concerns about operating the sub, condition of the sub, allowing her to sit, allowing her to be found by others, attempting to destroy her, etc.)?
Essay Topic 2
Review the excerpts in Chapter 2 with the knowledge from Chapter 8 that the log is not written by CDR Dupree. What are some oddities, some of them enumerated by ADM Hunter, that clearly show a lack of knowledge about the Navy, submarines, or Dupree, that would have triggered skepticism if not read with the preconceived notion that the log is authentic?
Essay Topic 3
"Willing suspension of disbelief" is a necessary frame of mind for any reader or viewer of fiction material. However, in spite of accepting certain fantastic occurrences, readers will often begin to resist small strains on their credulity. Why does this kind of resistance begin to build in the mind of the reader? Analyze the concept of "willing suspension of disbelief" and why it is necessary to enjoy the book. Analyze your own responses to "unbelievable" parts of the book.
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