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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many helicopters are involved in the rescue of the crew of The Satori?
(a) One helicopter.
(b) Three helicopters.
(c) No helicopters.
(d) Two helicopters.

2. Who among the rescue crew along the New Jersey coast is left in the water?
(a) Graham Buschor.
(b) Rick Smith.
(c) Dave Ruvola.
(d) John Spillane.

3. In contrast, what does the skipper report to be the primary reason that The Satori ends up being abandoned during "The Perfect Storm"?
(a) Ultimately, the skipper felt that The Satori, made of fiberglass and not wood, was not strong enough to withstand "The Perfect Storm".
(b) He felt that he and his crew had a better chance of surviving "The Perfect Storm" with the help of the Coast Guard.
(c) His crew members were inexperienced and terrified.
(d) The skipper saw The Satori literally being demolished as he and his crew remained aboard while "The Perfect Storm" was underway in their midst.

4. Which of the following is NOT a member of the rescue team attempting to rescue the sailor from the perilous sea along the New Jersey coast?
(a) Rick Smith.
(b) John Spillane.
(c) Dave Ruvola.
(d) Doug Kostco.

5. What boat is Tommie Barrie on when he makes radio contact with Billy Tyne aboard the Andrea Gail?
(a) The Allison.
(b) The Contship Holland.
(c) The Eishin Maru.
(d) The Mary T.

6. Which crew member aboard the Andrea Gail has had a premonition that he will die young at sea?
(a) Billy.
(b) Murph.
(c) Bugsy.
(d) Alfred.

7. Which of the following is the name of the hurricane that collides with the Sable Island storm and a cold front to form "The Perfect Storm"?
(a) Hurricane Grace.
(b) Hurricane Harriet.
(c) Hurricane Belinda.
(d) Hurricane Cindy.

8. The term "PJ's" as used in "The Perfect Storm" refers to which of the following?
(a) Swimmers.
(b) Marine biologists.
(c) Rescuers.
(d) Trainees.

9. In Chapter 7, Junger reports that mammals can survive up to one hour in very cold waters by which of the following?
(a) Diving reflex.
(b) Body heat generated by treading water incessantly.
(c) Natural body insulation.
(d) Wearing a survival suit.

10. Judith Reeves is a Canadian aboard which of the following vessels?
(a) The Satori.
(b) The Contship Holland.
(c) The Eishin Maru 78.
(d) The Allison.

11. In Chapter 7, Junger details how around the middle of the 20th Century, the government developed concern for which of the following that was instrumental in stopping naval experiments involving the detonation of nuclear bombs in the ocean?
(a) Unsuspecting personnel aboard vessels in the area.
(b) Unsuspecting scuba divers in the area.
(c) Marine life in the area.
(d) Undersea landmasses in the area.

12. Who among the following characters fractures three bones in his right arm, four ribs and ruptures a kidney upon falling into the raging sea water during the rescue attempt along the New Jersey coast?
(a) Doug Kostco.
(b) Rick Smith.
(c) Jim Mioli.
(d) John Spillane.

13. Telling the story of a Scottish doctor who survived drowning, Sebastian Junger mentions the probability that upon the occurrence of larynospasm, water may not enter which of the following:
(a) Lungs.
(b) Brain.
(c) Heart.
(d) Stomach.

14. The highest waves ever recorded along the Scotian Shelf, or anywhere at any time according to author Sebastian Junger, occurred within "The Perfect Storm". How high were the waves to which Junger refers?
(a) 100 feet high.
(b) 120 feet high.
(c) 80 feet high.
(d) 90 feet high.

15. Who comes to the aid of the rescuers involved in the rescue attempt along the New Jersey coast?
(a) The Air National Guard.
(b) The Tamaroa.
(c) The Eishin Maru.
(d) The Coast Guard.

Short Answer Questions

1. Chapter 7 includes explicit information about which of the following?

2. What type of structure does NOT stand at Sable Island today?

3. "The Perfect Storm" hit the Andrea Gail with full force around midnight on which of the following dates?

4. Who is the last person to ditch the helicopter in the midst of the rescue attempt along the New Jersey coast?

5. According to Junger, the action that occurs when the bow of a ship is caught in a wave large enough to cause it to flip over is known as which of the following?

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