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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Junger, who were the first to invent long line boats?
(a) The Americans.
(b) The Koreans.
(c) The Canadians.
(d) The French.

2. According to Junger, which of the following types of fish is the most popular catch among early European fishermen fishing off the coast of Newfoundland in the New World?
(a) Flounder.
(b) Mackerel.
(c) Mahi mahi.
(d) Cod.

3. Who keeps records aboard the Andrea Gail?
(a) No one.
(b) Michael Moran.
(c) Bobby Stratford.
(d) Billy Tyne.

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

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

6. What type of boat is the note writer in Chapter One aboard?
(a) A ketch.
(b) A pontoon.
(c) A schooner.
(d) A dinghy.

7. What type of refuge are the taverns around the fishing village in "The Perfect Storm" known to serve as for local fishermen?
(a) Orphanages.
(b) Homes away from home.
(c) Support group meeting places.
(d) Community centers.

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

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

10. 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) Skipper Ray Leonard's version.
(b) Crewman Michael Moran's version.
(c) Captain Linda Greenlaw's version.
(d) Author Sebastian Junger's version.

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

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 1899.
(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 1897.

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) Literary research.
(c) Guesswork.
(d) Thoughts of a theoretical nature.

14. What is Andrea Gail crew member "Sully" Sullivan's real given name?
(a) Mark.
(b) Dale.
(c) Daryl.
(d) Austin.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the fishing term "haul back" mean?

2. Which of the following is an information source whom Junger uses to write "The Perfect Storm"?

3. After a month at sea, where does the Mary T make port?

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

5. Why does Adam Randall decide not to join the crew of the Andrea Gail on the particular fishing trip described in "The Perfect Storm"?

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