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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Junger, fishermen enter their profession via which of the following routes listed?
(a) They enter it to provide for their families.
(b) Fishermen wander into fishing because their fathers, uncles, brothers, friends and other men in their lives are in it..
(c) They pursue and obtain a college education in marine biology.
(d) Fishermen openly choose the fishing profession.

2. What is the theme of the book that is also the theme of Chapter 2?
(a) "Sailors are people, too".
(b) "Fishing is dangerous".
(c) "Never tempt fate."
(d) "Fishing as a Subculture".

3. 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.

4. 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) Hatch lid and canvas.
(c) Cable and rudder.
(d) Mast and sail.

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

6. Who is the cook aboard the Andrea Gail?
(a) Alfred.
(b) Bobby.
(c) Billy.
(d) Murph.

7. What type of fishing is conducted aboard the ill-fated boat upon which the note in the bottle is penned?
(a) Trout fishing.
(b) Tuna fishing.
(c) Swordfish fishing.
(d) Mackerel fishing.

8. Who expresses concerns to the person in charge of manning the Satori about the stormy weather that is likely to confront them should they continue toward their destination?
(a) Sue Bylander.
(b) Karen Stimpson.
(c) Mary Anne Shatford.
(d) Christine Cotter.

9. What group, if any, provides Sebastian Junger with the basis upon which he creates the tragedy that strikes the Andrea Gail?
(a) No group. Sebastian Junger creates the events surrounding the tragedy that struck aboard the Andrea Gail.
(b) The United States Coast Guard which grants Junger access to a collection of incident reports detailing ship disasters in the same area where disaster hits the Andrea Gail.
(c) Local fishermen who have survived similar storms.
(d) Support group comprised of family members who lost loved ones aboard the Andrea Gail.

10. Where does the crew of the Andrea Gail spot the Mary T?
(a) Near Georges Bank.
(b) Off the coast of Newfoundland.
(c) Off the coast of Gloucester.
(d) In the Grand Banks area.

11. 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.

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

13. According to Junger, what year were spotter planes first used to locate fish?
(a) 1955.
(b) 1952.
(c) 1967.
(d) 1962.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose version is used as a basis for the description of the tragedy that takes place aboard the Andrea Gail during "The Perfect Storm"?

2. According to weather reports, what type of foul weather condition is taking place in Bermuda?

3. What does Junger NOT imply toward families who lost loved ones with respect to the title, "The Perfect Storm"?

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 particular set of items do Chris and Murph gather to take with them aboard the Andrea Gail?

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