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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of ships does the Navy use to conduct stress and force experiments on its ships?
(a) Passenger ships.
(b) Freight shps.
(c) War ships.
(d) Model ships.

2. Which of the following plays an instrumental role in the tumultuous sea rescue along the New Jersey coast described in Chapter 9?
(a) United States Air National Guard.
(b) United States Air Force.
(c) United States Navy.
(d) United States Coast Guard.

3. When a storm hits a boat at sea, the crew does NOT do which of the following?
(a) Latch down things that could break loose.
(b) Close every hatch, porthole and watertight door on board.
(c) Take everything off the deck.
(d) Do not try to contact family members and friends to inform them of the approaching storm.

4. Chapter 7 includes explicit information about which of the following?
(a) Factual information on how ships go down.
(b) Factual information about how the oceans play an important role in human lives.
(c) Factual information about why sailing is not recommended during foul weather.
(d) Factual information about the family members of each of the crew members of the Andrea Gail.

5. Which boat positioned nearby to the Andrea Gail changes its course shortly before "The Perfect Storm" strikes?
(a) The Winnipeg.
(b) No boat.
(c) The Contship Holland.
(d) The Allison.

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

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

8. According to estimates, how long does the crew of the Andrea Gail suffer prior to drifting into an unconscious state?
(a) About twelve minutes.
(b) About eight minutes.
(c) About five minutes.
(d) About two minutes.

9. "Diving reflex" as mentioned by Junger in "The Perfect Storm" does NOT refer to which of the following?
(a) Metabolism decreases.
(b) Heart slows down.
(c) Lung activity ceases.
(d) Blood pools toward the heart and skull in a temporary hibernation.

10. 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) Rick Smith.
(b) Jim Mioli.
(c) John Spillane.
(d) Doug Kostco.

11. What is the name of the sailor that the rescuers are attempting to rescue along the New Jersey coast?
(a) Mikado Tomizawa.
(b) Mesharaff Dioligli.
(c) Gary Purdue.
(d) Cliff Sorenson.

12. Junger calls the point in which a vessel gets driven down by overwhelming natural forces such as waves which of the following?
(a) Zero moment.
(b) Point zero.
(c) Inundation point.
(d) Immersion point.

13. What year did the highest freak wave "monster" encounter the 478-foot Navy tanker?
(a) 1933.
(b) 1959.
(c) 1954.
(d) 1937.

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

15. In Chapter 7, an explanation is given regarding how a crew member of the Andrea Gail must have felt as he was drowning. What is that explanation?
(a) Science of human respiratory system.
(b) Human liquid intake limits.
(c) Science of human drowning.
(d) Human air intake cessation.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. During storms, according to author Sebastian Junger, wave energy rises to which of the following powers with wind speed?

3. What role does Graham Buschor play in the sea rescue attempt along the New Jersey coast?

4. What is the distance between the Andrea Gail and The Contship Holland during the time that "The Perfect Storm" is in full play?

5. Who is the last person to communicate with Billy Tyne as "The Perfect Storm" and the Andrea Gail are headed toward each other?

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