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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. 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) Undersea landmasses in the area.
(b) Marine life in the area.
(c) Unsuspecting scuba divers in the area.
(d) Unsuspecting personnel aboard vessels in the area.

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

3. Sable Island is also known as which of the following?
(a) "The World's Longest Sandbar".
(b) "The Best Diving Destination on Earth".
(c) "Graveyard of the Atlantic".
(d) "The Sea Horse Capital of the World".

4. 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) Stomach.
(b) Heart.
(c) Lungs.
(d) Brain.

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. When a storm hits a boat at sea, the crew does NOT do which of the following?

2. 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?

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

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

5. "Diving reflex" as mentioned by Junger in "The Perfect Storm" does NOT refer to which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the extent of destruction to the cabin aboard the Eishin Maru due to the blows dealt by "The Perfect Storm" as described in Chapter 6 by eyewitness, Canadian Compliance Officer Judith Reeves?

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

3. In Chapter 6 ,it appears as though Sebastian Junger has included a statement in favor of oceanic preservation and against the dumping of petroleum in the ocean. What is Junger's approximate statement about this matter?

4. 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"?

5. 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?

6. 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"?

7. How does Junger spark interest in Chapter 5 with information concerning the amount of electrical power supply that is contained in thunderstorms?

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

9. According to the information that Junger provides in Chapter 7, what are the steps one takes in order to induce the life-preserving technique known as laryngospasm?

10. Who are the Air National Guard rescuers written about in Chapter 9 who end up having to ditch the rescue helicopter in order to save their own lives as the attempt to rescue a Japanese sailor is underway along the New Jersey coast?

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