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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where are the two passengers aboard the Satori headed?
(a) Great Britain.
(b) Bermuda.
(c) Miami, Florida.
(d) Fairhaven, Massachusetts.

2. 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.

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

4. According to weather reports, what type of foul weather condition is taking place in Bermuda?
(a) A typhoon.
(b) A hail storm accompanied by tornados.
(c) A series of severe thunderstorms.
(d) A hurricane.

5. How is Junger able to assist readers to differentiate direct quotes emanating from the characters throughout his narrative in "The Perfect Storm"?
(a) He does not use quotation marks.
(b) He uses italicization and quotation marks.
(c) He uses italicization only.
(d) He uses quotation marks only.

6. What type of plans do Andrea Gail crew member Bobby Shatford and Christine Cotter have in mind to engage in together upon his return from fishing aboard the Andrea Gail?
(a) They plan to marry.
(b) They plan to open a fish canning business.
(c) The plan to travel to England.
(d) They plan to open a restaurant.

7. "The Perfect Storm" is a mixture of literature and what other type of narrative?
(a) Journalistic reporting.
(b) Testimonial.
(c) Editorial.
(d) Historical.

8. What is the length of the Andrea Gail?
(a) Fifty-five (55) feet.
(b) Sixty-two (62) feet.
(c) Seventy-five (75) feet.
(d) Forty-five (45) feet.

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

10. What does Junger NOT imply toward families who lost loved ones with respect to the title, "The Perfect Storm"?
(a) A book title.
(b) Disrespect and insult.
(c) His opinion of a particular meteorological event.
(d) Reference to an event that changed their lives.

11. Since 1650, how many fisherman from Gloucester have died at sea?
(a) More than 3,000.
(b) More than 20,000.
(c) More than 10,000.
(d) More than 7,000.

12. According to Junger, what type of shark can bite a man's leg off even after you cut off its head?
(a) Mako shark.
(b) Nurse Shark.
(c) Great White Shark.
(d) Thrasher Shark.

13. What type of activity does Junger engage in before being able to describe events that occur during "The Perfect Storm"?
(a) He interviews patrons of "The Crow's Nest".
(b) Guesswork.
(c) Literary research.
(d) Thoughts of a theoretical nature.

14. According to author Sebastian Junger, what does a puncture wound from a swordfish mean?
(a) Instant death.
(b) Instant blood clotting.
(c) Instant blood poisoning.
(d) Instant infection.

15. Who replaces Adam Randall as a crew member aboard the Andrea Gail?
(a) "Sully" Sullivan.
(b) "Bugsy" Moran.
(c) Dale Murphy.
(d) Bobby Shatford.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the Captain of the Mary T?

2. Who is the cook aboard the Andrea Gail?

3. What year does disaster strike the boat upon which the note in a bottle was written?

4. Who keeps records aboard the Andrea Gail?

5. What type of disaster strikes the boat from which the note in the bottle originates?

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