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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) Christine Cotter who has witnessed the preparation and departure of the Andrea Gail.
(c) Adam Randall who witnesses 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. Ultimately, how many pounds of fish are caught by the captain and crew of the Andrea Gail?
(a) 40,000 pounds.
(b) 50,000 pounds.
(c) 20,000 pounds.
(d) 30,000 pounds.

3. The manner in which Sebastian Junger writes Chapter One makes it resemble what type of narrative source?
(a) A verbatim account of verbal exchanges that he recorded between a couple of patrons at "The Crow's Nest".
(b) A United States Coast Guard incident report.
(c) A series of verbal exchanges between Junger and a crew member whom he has interviewed.
(d) A dream or a memory.

4. What can be considered the main contributing factor to the Andrea Gail succumbing to "The Perfect Storm"?
(a) The sailcloth that was used to construct the sail of the Andrea Gail is too heavy.
(b) The inexperience of its captain and crew.
(c) The boxy construction of the Andrea Gail does not give much to the movement of the sea or during a storm.
(d) The inexpensive plywood that was used for its construction.

5. According to the note found in a bottle in Chapter One, what parts of its boat of origin are missing?
(a) Yards and line.
(b) Mast and sail.
(c) Hatch lid and canvas.
(d) Cable and rudder.

6. Billy Tyne and the crew aboard the Andrea Gail pull in as much swordfish as the crew on which of the following?
(a) The Contship Holland.
(b) The Mary T.
(c) The Eishin Maru.
(d) The Satori.

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

8. What profession did Billy Tyne want to pursue before becoming a fisherman?
(a) A marine biologist.
(b) A psychologist.
(c) A lawyer.
(d) A dentist.

9. What source does Sebastian Junger use to reconstruct the disaster that befalls the Andrea Gail?
(a) A Gloucester fisherman who has witnessed the tragedy aboard the Andrea Gail.
(b) The incident report about the disaster on file with the United States Coast Guard.
(c) Christine Cotter who claims that she has maintained contact with Bobby Stratford throughout the disaster.
(d) His mind. He creates an account detailing the disaster.

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

11. In Chapter 1, off the coast of which state does a mackerel schooner's crew find a bottle with a note in it?
(a) New York.
(b) Maine.
(c) Connecticut.
(d) Massachusetts.

12. What does Linda Greenlaw with the Hannah Bolen provide the captain of the Andrea Gail with when he indicates to her that he has not had a profitable fishing trip?
(a) Advice.
(b) Bait.
(c) Fuel.
(d) Map.

13. Which of the following sites are mentioned in Chapter Three as being two of the most dangerous places to fish?
(a) Gloucester Port and Fairhaven Port.
(b) Grand Banks and Georges Bank.
(c) Gloucester Port and Boston Port.
(d) Boston Port and Fairhaven Port.

14. The writing style of which popular author listed below, along with his respective work listed alongside his name can be compared to the writing style that is employed by Sebastian Junger in "The Perfect Storm"?
(a) Clive Cussler in his writing of "Dragon".
(b) Truman Capote in his writing of "In Cold Blood".
(c) Ernest Hemingway in his writing of "The Old Man and the Sea".
(d) Patrick O'Bryan in his writing of "The Reverse of the Medal".

15. What is Andrea Gail crew member "Bugsy" Moran's real given name?
(a) Harry.
(b) Michael.
(c) Lawrence.
(d) Trey.

Short Answer Questions

1. What group, if any, provides Sebastian Junger with the basis upon which he creates the tragedy that strikes the Andrea Gail?

2. Where are the two passengers aboard the Satori headed?

3. How many miles does the Andrea Gail log over the course of four days?

4. What does the captain of the Andrea Gail rely on to position his boat and crew away from dangerous storms at sea?

5. What is Andrea Gail crew member "Sully" Sullivan's real given name?

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