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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much does Glinn say it will cost to determine if EES can recover the meteorite from Isla Desolacion in Chapter 7?

2. What unsettling thing does Vallenar do to the Rolvaag in Chapter 36?

3. How has Glinn disguised the labs to be used in the recovery of the meteorite?

4. In Chapter 9, what author does Britton quote before she leaves Glinn?

5. In Chapter 31, McFarlane claims the meteorite is like what element?

Short Essay Questions

1. What proof in Chapter 30 do McFarlane and Amira get from Glinn that supports their theory that the meteorite is interstellar rather than having come from our solar system?

2. What operation has Glinn had his men set up on the island to fool any Chilean officials who happen to be watching them? Is anyone watching them?

3. What report does McFarlane find in Amira's quarters in Chapter 37? What does this report say? How does McFarlane feel about this report?

4. What does Dr. Brambell say caused Masangkay's death? How does this impact the expedition at this point?

5. Where does Glinn find Captain Britton? How does this pertain to her decision to take the job he has offered her?

6. What does Masangkay anticipate will be the rewards for discovering a unique meteorite on the Isla Desolacion? Who does he wish to pay back?

7. What does Glinn's company, Effective Engineering Solutions, Inc., do? What is their success record? Why does Lloyd hire them?

8. How does Glinn and his team plan to move the meteorite from one side of the island to the other?

9. What strikes McFarlane as luxurious when he boards the Rolvaag for the first time? What is Glinn's explanation for this unexpected luxury?

10. Who arrives on the Rolvaag via helicopter in Chapter 20? What is the purpose of this visit?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who is McFarlane? Why did he and Masangkay part ways? Why does Glinn think that McFarlane is unstable? Is he? Who does Glinn have watch over McFarlane during the expedition? When does McFarlane learn about this double cross? What does McFarlane do about this? Why? What is McFarlane's role on the expedition? How many times does McFarlane reassure the others that the meteorite poses no threat to the ship? Does this prove to be true? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Who is Timmer? Why does he go to Isla Desolacion? What does he do once he reaches the camp where the meteorite is located? What does he find when he enters the tunnel under the meteorite? Why does Timmer touch the meteorite? What happens when he does? Why? Who does Glinn and his crew think Timmer is when they find his burned body? How do they learn they are wrong? Why does Glinn tell Vallenar that Timmer is in the brig on board the Rolvaag? What relationship does Glinn later realize Vallenar shared with Timmer?

Essay Topic 3

Why does Lloyd fly a helicopter onto the deck of the Rolvaag? What does Lloyd want to be present for? Why does Lloyd insist on going to Isla Desolacion himself? Who insists on going with him? For what reason? What story does Puppup tell as the men make their way to the location where Masangkay found the meteorite? How does this story relate to the meteorite? What does McFarlane insist on doing with the body of Masangkay? How does Glinn react to this request? What does Glinn later do with the body of Masangkay?

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