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Bernard Moitessier
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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What voyage did Moitessier think back to as he was approaching Tasmania?
(a) Cruising the Gulf of Siam.
(b) Cruising in the Mediterranean.
(c) Cruising the Indian Ocean.
(d) Cruising the Bay of Fundy.

2. What did Moitessier have to do when a gale hit?
(a) Strike the sails.
(b) Raise the sails.
(c) Trim the sails.
(d) Reef the sails.

3. Where did Moitessier get close to other ships?
(a) Biscayne Bay.
(b) Prudhomme Bay.
(c) Capetown.
(d) Walker Bay.

4. When did Moitessier begin to prepare for his trip around the world?
(a) 1962.
(b) 1968.
(c) 1964.
(d) 1972.

5. When did the bird disappear, that had been following Moitessier's boat?
(a) When the winds returned.
(b) When he tried to film them.
(c) When he ran out of food to give them.
(d) When he threatened them.

6. How did Moitessier keep track of his route?
(a) On a series of charts.
(b) In his mind, by dead reckoning.
(c) On a world map.
(d) On a globe.

7. What port did Moitessier waver about approaching?
(a) Palana.
(b) Wickham.
(c) Burnie.
(d) Hobart.

8. How much distance was Moitessier covering in a day after good winds returned after rounding the Cape of Good Hope?
(a) 80 miles.
(b) 160 miles.
(c) 100 miles.
(d) 50 miles.

9. How did Moitessier reconnoiter the town he saw in Trinidad?
(a) By signal flare-light.
(b) By climbing the mast.
(c) By walking around.
(d) By rowing ashore.

10. What did Moitessier use to increase leverage when he was making repairs?
(a) A spare staysail boom.
(b) The mast.
(c) Spare line.
(d) A pry bar.

11. How did Moitessier typically sleep in good conditions?
(a) In short naps.
(b) At the helm.
(c) In long stretches.
(d) During the day.

12. What was dangerous about what Moitessier was thinking about south of Australia?
(a) Getting caught in a typhoon.
(b) Passing close to Tasmania.
(c) Sharks around the Barrier Reef.
(d) Passing too close to Antarctica.

13. What did Moitessier watch after rounding the Cape of Good Hope?
(a) The sails.
(b) The birds that follow his ship.
(c) His food supply.
(d) The water.

14. What were conditions like when Moitessier was approaching Trinidad?
(a) Confused breezes.
(b) Smooth sailing.
(c) Heavy gales.
(d) Light winds, rough water.

15. Which competitor did Moitessier believe he had heard news of?
(a) King.
(b) Loick.
(c) Knox-Johnston.
(d) Fougeron

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened to the fisherman who got magic powers when he saved a talking fish in the story?

2. What did Moitessier fantasize about at Christmas?

3. What is the old saying about gales and stars?

4. What did Moitessier think back to on Christmas?

5. How close to New Zealand did Moitessier pass?

(see the answer keys)

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