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Bernard Moitessier
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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. What were conditions like as Moitessier was approaching Capetown for the second time?
(a) Fine sailing weather.
(b) Calm.
(c) Moderate winds but strong seas.
(d) Stormy.

2. What was Moitessier wondering about when he rounded the Horn?
(a) His childhood home.
(b) Nigel's trimaran.
(c) His wife's birthday.
(d) The prize money from the race.

3. What is pitch-poling?
(a) Capsizing side-first.
(b) Capsizing front-first.
(c) Using a spar to hold out the sails in light air.
(d) Putting the wind dead astern.

4. How long had Moitessier been sailing by the time he anchored?
(a) 14 months.
(b) 16 months.
(c) 10 months.
(d) 22 months.

5. What happened when Moitessier sailed too fast over waves?
(a) The boat surfed.
(b) The boat rolled dangerously.
(c) The boat took on water.
(d) Water was in danger of capsizing.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long would Moitessier's water have lasted him?

2. What did Moitessier dream about as he approached Cape Horn?

3. What was Moitessier's reaction to civilization again?

4. What news did Moitessier get about the other racers?

5. What did Moitessier say freak waves are sometimes caused by?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Moitessier thinking about as he reached the path of his original transit from Trinidad to the Cape of Good Hope?

2. What did Moitessier dream after he passed the Falklands?

3. What did Moitessier think about civilization as he approached Tahiti?

4. What is heaving-to?

5. What was Moitessier thinking as he approached Capetown for the second time?

6. What was Moitessier thinking about in his reading of Steinbeck's East of Eden?

7. What had Moitessier's friends done to develop Tahiti themselves?

8. What path did Moitessier take approaching Cape Horn?

9. What was Moitessier reading as he approached Cape Horn?

10. Describe Moitessier's suit of sails.

(see the answer keys)

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