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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Local fishermen who have survived similar storms.
(c) No group. Sebastian Junger creates the events surrounding the tragedy that struck aboard the Andrea Gail.
(d) Support group comprised of family members who lost loved ones aboard the Andrea Gail.

2. What information source does Sebastian Junger state that he uses for compiling the direct quotes alluded to characters in "The Perfect Storm" ?
(a) United States Coast Guard records.
(b) Gloucester Gazette newspaper.
(c) Gloucester town gossip.
(d) Interview he conducts with the principals.

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

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

5. Who is the captain of the Hannah Bolen?
(a) Albert Johnston.
(b) Linda Greenlaw.
(c) Charlie Reed.
(d) Bob Brown.

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

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

8. Ultimately, how many pounds of fish are caught by the captain and crew of the Andrea Gail?
(a) 40,000 pounds.
(b) 30,000 pounds.
(c) 20,000 pounds.
(d) 50,000 pounds.

9. What type of basis does Sebastian Junger strive toward maintaining throughout his writing of "The Perfect Storm"?
(a) Religious basis.
(b) Surreal basis.
(c) Factual basis.
(d) Fantasy basis.

10. How many men are aboard the boat upon which the note in a bottle is penned?
(a) Twelve men.
(b) Twenty men.
(c) Ten men.
(d) Fifteen men.

11. Select the phrase that corresponds to the label attached to fishing around the village from which the Andrea Gail sets sail.
(a) "Fishing is a dangerous and unskilled profession."
(b) "Fishing is educational and entertaining."
(c) "Fishing is simple and fun."
(d) "Fishing is relaxing and serene."

12. What is the name of the fishing village where the dock from which the Andrea Gail sets sail is located?
(a) Gloucester.
(b) Belfast.
(c) Worcester.
(d) Aransas.

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

14. Who is the captain of the Andrea Gail?
(a) Adam Randall.
(b) Bobby Shatford.
(c) Billy Tyne.
(d) Alfred Pierre.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What source does Sebastian Junger use to reconstruct the disaster that befalls the Andrea Gail?

2. What is the name of the ice company in the fishing village upon which the crew of the Andrea Gail depends on for ice to keep fish fresh aboard the Andrea Gail?

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

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

5. According to author Sebastian Junger, what does a puncture wound from a swordfish mean?

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