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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 Junger, a "backing wind" moves counter-clockwise and always foreshadows what type of weather?
(a) A wind storm beginning to head back to where it began.
(b) Clear, sunny weather.
(c) A cloudburst.
(d) Rough weather.

2. Who among the rescue crew along the New Jersey coast is rescued first?
(a) Graham Buschor.
(b) Rick Smith.
(c) John Spillane.
(d) Jim Mioli.

3. One of the side effects that larynospasm is known to cause is which of the following conditions?
(a) Double vision.
(b) Hearing loss.
(c) Diarrhea.
(d) Low blood pressure.

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

5. 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) Diving reflex.
(c) Scuba equipment used by crew members.
(d) Survival suits worn my crew members.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is in charge of the engine room aboard the Andrea Gail?

2. 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"?

3. Sable Island is also known as which of the following?

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

5. Junger states that once flipped over due to storm conditions or overwhelming wave activity, the Andrea Gail was bound to have filled with water at which of the following temperatures?

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

3. What three types of weather phenomena are identified in Chapter 5 that will soon be merging to form "The Perfect Storm"?

4. What unconventional rescue method described in Chapter 9 does the Air National Guard resort to for what results in the rescue of three of its own rescuers during the attempt to rescue a Japanese sailor off the New Jersey coast?

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

6. 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.

7. 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"?

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

9. What type of obstacle does Coast Guard rescuer Dave Moore have to overcome during his attempt to save those who had been aboard The Satori?

10. Describe the life-saving technique that Ernie Hazard used as it is explained in Chapter 7.

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