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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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) Map.
(b) Bait.
(c) Advice.
(d) Fuel.

5. What group, if any, provides Sebastian Junger with the basis upon which he creates the tragedy that strikes the Andrea Gail?
(a) 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.
(b) Support group comprised of family members who lost loved ones aboard the Andrea Gail.
(c) Local fishermen who have survived similar storms.
(d) No group. Sebastian Junger creates the events surrounding the tragedy that struck aboard the Andrea Gail.

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

7. Which of the following is an information source whom Junger uses to write "The Perfect Storm"?
(a) Gloucester Gazette.
(b) Gloucester mayor.
(c) Gloucester library.
(d) Gloucester fishermen.

8. What year does disaster strike the boat upon which the note in a bottle was written?
(a) 1898.
(b) 1894.
(c) 1890.
(d) 1896.

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

10. 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.

11. What type of disaster strikes the boat from which the note in the bottle originates?
(a) Struck by lightning.
(b) Boat sinks.
(c) Explosion onboard caused the mackerel schooner to burn down in its entirety.
(d) Struck by a hurricane.

12. Aboard the Andrea Gail, Billy Tyne shares quarters with which of the following?
(a) Sully Sullivan.
(b) No one.
(c) Alfred Pierre.
(d) Bobby Shatford.

13. 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) His mind. He creates an account detailing the disaster.
(c) Christine Cotter who claims that she has maintained contact with Bobby Stratford throughout the disaster.
(d) The incident report about the disaster on file with the United States Coast Guard.

14. According to Junger, fishermen enter their profession via which of the following routes listed?
(a) Fishermen openly choose the fishing profession.
(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) They enter it to provide for their families.

15. What type of sense does Junger apply to his use of the term "Perfect Storm" ?
(a) Meteorological sense.
(b) Historical sense.
(c) Literal sense.
(d) Theoretical sense.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the taverns listed is located around the fishing village from which the Andrea Gail sets sail?

2. Who aboard the Andrea Gail is able to survive "The Perfect Storm"?

3. What is it that the author(s) of the note found in a bottle in Chapter One ask for via the note?

4. 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?

5. Why is Albert Johnston careful and concerned about being able to return from fishing expeditions?

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