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) Adam Randall who witnesses the preparation and departure of the Andrea Gail.
(b) Christine Cotter who has witnessed the preparation and departure of the Andrea Gail.
(c) Junger depends on himself. He creates the events surrounding the preparation and departure of the Andrea Gail.
(d) Bobby Stratford's mother who runs "The Crow's Nest" and who has witnessed the preparation and departure of the Andrea Gail.

2. Who aboard the Andrea Gail is able to survive "The Perfect Storm"?
(a) Alfred Pierre.
(b) Billy Tyne.
(c) No one.
(d) Michael Moran.

3. In retrospect, what is the best label to attach to Junger's narrative in "The Perfect Storm"?
(a) True account of true events.
(b) Theoretical account of true events.
(c) Fantasy-based account of true events.
(d) Fictionalized account of true events.

4. What type of disaster strikes the boat from which the note in the bottle originates?
(a) Struck by a hurricane.
(b) Struck by lightning.
(c) Explosion onboard caused the mackerel schooner to burn down in its entirety.
(d) Boat sinks.

5. How many men are aboard the boat upon which the note in a bottle is penned?
(a) Ten men.
(b) Fifteen men.
(c) Twenty men.
(d) Twelve men.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of activity does Junger engage in before being able to describe events that occur during "The Perfect Storm"?

2. What information source does Sebastian Junger state that he uses for compiling the direct quotes alluded to characters in "The Perfect Storm" ?

3. How is Chapter One presented?

4. Who does Junger pose questions related to vessel disasters to in Chapter One?

5. What type of sense does Junger apply to his use of the term "Perfect Storm" ?

(see the answer key)

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