The Perfect Storm Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Sebastian Junger depend on for information to include in his narrative about the events surrounding the preparation and departure of the Andrea Gail from Gloucester?
(a) Junger depends on himself. He creates the events surrounding the preparation and departure of the Andrea Gail.
(b) Adam Randall who witnesses the preparation and departure of the Andrea Gail.
(c) Bobby Stratford's mother who runs "The Crow's Nest" and who has witnessed the preparation and departure of the Andrea Gail.
(d) Christine Cotter who has witnessed the preparation and departure of the Andrea Gail.

2. What is it that the author(s) of the note found in a bottle in Chapter One ask for via the note?
(a) The crew member asks God to have mercy on him and his fellow crew members.
(b) The crew member asks that the families of all of the crew members be notified of the crew members' deaths.
(c) The crew member asks that whoever finds his note take all necessary steps to locate a rescue team to help him and his fellow crew members to shore.
(d) The crew member asks that only his family members be notified of his death at sea.

3. Whose version is used as a basis for the description of the tragedy that takes place aboard the Andrea Gail during "The Perfect Storm"?
(a) Author Sebastian Junger's version.
(b) Crewman Michael Moran's version.
(c) Captain Linda Greenlaw's version.
(d) Skipper Ray Leonard's version.

4. Who does Junger pose questions related to vessel disasters to in Chapter One?
(a) Seafaring experts.
(b) Himself.
(c) Local bartender.
(d) God.

5. What year is the note in a bottle found that is mentioned in Chapter One?
(a) The note in the bottle was found in 1895.
(b) The note in the bottle was found in 1899.
(c) The note in the bottle was found in 1891.
(d) The note in the bottle was found in 1897.

Short Answer Questions

1. In retrospect, what is the best label to attach to Junger's narrative in "The Perfect Storm"?

2. Based on its contents, what human emotion is conveyed in the note in a bottle found in Chapter One?

3. How many crew members have contributed to writing the note found in a bottle in Chapter One?

4. The note in the bottle that is found floating along the coast of New England is directed to which of the following?

5. How many men are aboard the boat upon which the note in a bottle is penned?

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