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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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) Miss Millie.
(b) Contship Holland.
(c) Sea Fever.
(d) Fair Wind.

4. 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) Adam slips, falls, and fractures his back, leaving him unable to travel.
(c) He forgets to pack his blood pressure medication and is unable to leave without it.
(d) Adam has a premonition of disaster.

5. Which of the time frames listed corresponds best to the setting of "The Perfect Storm"?
(a) January, 1985.
(b) October, 1991.
(c) March, 1993.
(d) July, 1992.

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

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

8. 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.

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

10. What does Junger NOT imply toward families who lost loved ones with respect to the title, "The Perfect Storm"?
(a) Reference to an event that changed their lives.
(b) Disrespect and insult.
(c) His opinion of a particular meteorological event.
(d) A book title.

11. Based on its contents, what human emotion is conveyed in the note in a bottle found in Chapter One?
(a) Sadness.
(b) Love.
(c) Anger.
(d) Joy.

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 1891.
(b) The note in the bottle was found in 1895.
(c) The note in the bottle was found in 1897.
(d) The note in the bottle was found in 1899.

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

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

15. Ethel Shatford, the mother of Andrea Gail crew member Bobby Shatford works as a bartender at which of the taverns listed?
(a) "The Constant Wave".
(b) "Capistrano".
(c) "The Crow's Nest".
(d) "The Ship's Wheel".

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the disaster that strikes the vessel from which the note in a bottle originates do in relation to the disaster that takes place aboard the Andrea Gail?

2. What does the captain of the Andrea Gail rely on to position his boat and crew away from dangerous storms at sea?

3. What can be considered the main contributing factor to the Andrea Gail succumbing to "The Perfect Storm"?

4. According to Junger, what year were spotter planes first used to locate fish?

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

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