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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Author Sebastian Junger writes that a series of waves that can drive a ship underwater is known as which of the following?
(a) Wave crush.
(b) Weighing down.
(c) Inundating.
(d) Floundering.

2. 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) Dave Ruvola.
(b) John Spillane.
(c) Doug Kostco.
(d) Rick Smith.

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

4. Author Sebastian Junger attributes a five to ten-minute extension of the life of the crew of the Andrea Gail to which of the following?
(a) Larynospasm.
(b) Scuba equipment used by crew members.
(c) Survival suits worn my crew members.
(d) Diving reflex.

5. If the sound of wind during a windstorm shrieks, what force level do fishermen gauge the windstorm to be?
(a) Force 10.
(b) Force 12.
(c) Force 9.
(d) Force 11.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is another name for the meteorological term, "nor-easter"?

2. What time does "The Perfect Storm" hit?

3. 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?

4. Which of the following plays an instrumental role in the tumultuous sea rescue along the New Jersey coast described in Chapter 9?

5. Ultimately Mioli, Ruvola, and Spillane are rescued using which of the following rescue gear?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the steps as detailed in Chapter 7 in relation to how the life-preserving "diving reflex"" technique can be set in motion.

2. In Chapter 5, which five different directions do five different vessels head toward as those at their helms learn about the forecast concerning the forthcoming "Perfect Storm"?

3. In what context are "PJ's" used by Junger in this chapter?

4. How do scientists explain the beginning and ending of oceanic waves?

5. What is the difference between "pitch-poling" and "floundering"?

6. The biggest freak wave ever recorded is mentioned and described in Chapter 6. Explain the details of this event.

7. In Chapter 8, what is the reason that the two female passengers, Karen Stimpson and Sue Bylander, give the television reporter with respect to why their boat skipper, Ray Leonard did not want to leave his boat in the midst of "The Perfect Storm"?

8. What type of response to her call for assistance does Satori passenger Karen Stimpson receive?

9. In Chapter 6, what are the reasons noted by Albert Johnston for steering the Mary T toward colder waters on the night of October 28th as "The Perfect Storm" is approaching?

10. Describe the four classifications that Junger writes about in Chapter 5 in relation to the method used by fishermen for gauging the velocity of a windstorm.

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