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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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 open a fish canning business.
(b) They plan to marry.
(c) The plan to travel to England.
(d) They plan to open a restaurant.

4. What is one of the key questions that Junger asks himself in relation to the men aboard the ill-fated mackerel schooner?
(a) "Did they try to get help from neighboring schooners?
(b) "Do they cry?"
(c) "Did they ever make it back home?
(d) "What did they do with the mackerel that they had caught?"

5. What does the captain of the Andrea Gail rely on to position his boat and crew away from dangerous storms at sea?
(a) Luck.
(b) Charts.
(c) Weather reports.
(d) GPS (Global Positioning System).

6. What is the name of the boat in which Bob Brown lost all but one of his crew members, and was blamed for the deaths that occurred?
(a) Fair Wind.
(b) Contship Holland.
(c) Miss Millie.
(d) Sea Fever.

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

8. What particular set of items do Chris and Murph gather to take with them aboard the Andrea Gail?
(a) Photos of each of their family members.
(b) A load of movies.
(c) Extra life jackets.
(d) Survival suits.

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

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

11. 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.

12. How many miles does the Andrea Gail log over the course of four days?
(a) 605 miles.
(b) 460 miles.
(c) 122 miles.
(d) 545 miles.

13. What is the name of Andrea Gail crew member Bobby Shatford's sister?
(a) Mary Anne Shatford.
(b) Robin Sheree Shatford.
(c) Gilda Marie Shatford.
(d) Nora Harrah Shatford.

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

15. Why does Adam Randall decide not to join the crew of the Andrea Gail on the particular fishing trip described in "The Perfect Storm"?
(a) His mother becomes gravely ill and Adam feels that he cannot leave.
(b) He forgets to pack his blood pressure medication and is unable to leave without it.
(c) Adam slips, falls, and fractures his back, leaving him unable to travel.
(d) Adam has a premonition of disaster.

Short Answer Questions

1. What serves as Sebastian Junger's source for conversations that take place among characters in "The Perfect Storm"?

2. Based on its contents, what human emotion is conveyed in the note in a bottle found in Chapter One?

3. 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?

4. What year is the note in a bottle found that is mentioned in Chapter One?

5. According to Junger, what type of shark can bite a man's leg off even after you cut off its head?

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