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

2. 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.

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

4. "The Perfect Storm" hit the Andrea Gail with full force around midnight on which of the following dates?
(a) October 28th, 1991.
(b) October 29th, 1991.
(c) October 30th, 1991.
(d) October 26th, 1991.

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

Short Answer 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?

2. 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?

3. Author Sebastian Junger writes that a series of waves that can drive a ship underwater is known as which of the following?

4. Upon hearing reports about the pending unfavorable weather that will turn into "The Perfect Storm", in which direction does Ray Leonard change the course of The Satori?

5. 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?

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. What was the United States Navy doing in relation to the detonation of nuclear bombs in the ocean about 40 years ago as Junger describes in Chapter 7?

3. 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?

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

5. 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?

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

8. What does "wave energy rising to the fourth power during storms" mean, as explained in Chapter 6?

9. 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?

10. Why was the United States Navy conducting undersea experiments involving the detonation of nuclear bombs?

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