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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to Junger, what type of shark can bite a man's leg off even after you cut off its head?
(a) Mako shark.
(b) Great White Shark.
(c) Thrasher Shark.
(d) Nurse Shark.

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

4. How is Chapter One presented?
(a) It is presented fully italicized.
(b) It is presented in full lower-case.
(c) It is presented fully capitalized.
(d) It is presented in full bold print.

5. Who is the Captain of the Mary T?
(a) Linda Greenlaw.
(b) Bob Brown.
(c) Charlie Reed.
(d) Albert Johnston.

6. Who is the crew keeping in radio contact with when disaster strikes the Andrea Gail?
(a) Christine Cotter.
(b) The United States Coast Guard.
(c) No one.
(d) Adam Randall.

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

8. Why is Albert Johnston careful and concerned about being able to return from fishing expeditions?
(a) Because he has a wife and children.
(b) Because he knows that the odds are against him being able to return.
(c) Because he has listened to weather forecasts announcing the formation of a storm that is headed to the same location as the Andrea Gail.
(d) Because he has experienced a series of nightmares in which he was not able to return from a fishing expedition.

9. 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) Mary Anne Shatford.
(b) Sue Bylander.
(c) Christine Cotter.
(d) Karen Stimpson.

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

11. What type of boat is the Satori?
(a) A pontoon.
(b) A large freighter.
(c) A large sailing boat.
(d) A cruise ship.

12. 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) Ernest Hemingway in his writing of "The Old Man and the Sea".
(b) Truman Capote in his writing of "In Cold Blood".
(c) Patrick O'Bryan in his writing of "The Reverse of the Medal".
(d) Clive Cussler in his writing of "Dragon".

13. 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) Adam Randall who witnesses the preparation and departure of the Andrea Gail.
(b) Bobby Stratford's mother who runs "The Crow's Nest" and who has witnessed the preparation and departure of the Andrea Gail.
(c) Christine Cotter who has witnessed the preparation and departure of the Andrea Gail.
(d) Junger depends on himself. He creates the events surrounding the preparation and departure of the Andrea Gail.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the theme of the book that is also the theme of Chapter 2?

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?

3. According to Junger, who were the first to invent long line boats?

4. Where does the crew of the Andrea Gail spot the Mary T?

5. Select the phrase that corresponds to the label attached to fishing around the village from which the Andrea Gail sets sail.

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