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Spike Walker
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What were the two survivors of the Master Carl attacked by on land?
(a) A bear.
(b) A moose.
(c) A mountain lion.
(d) An elk.

2. Where did Spike Walker first arrive in Alaska?
(a) Kodiak Island.
(b) Kayak Strait.
(c) Juneau.
(d) Point Barrow.

3. Whom did Spike Walker find it hard not to like in Part 1, The Greenhorn Season: Tanner Crab Fishing Aboard the Royal Quarry: Chapter 4?
(a) Susy.
(b) Mike.
(c) Calhoun.
(d) Jonesy.

4. How many species of king crab are there in Alaska?
(a) Four.
(b) Three.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

5. What did Mike Doyle's fellow crewmen use to try to get him out of the water in Part 1, The Greenhorn Season: Tanner Crab Fishing Aboard the Royal Quarry: Chapter 6?
(a) A rescue boat.
(b) A crab line.
(c) A pipe pole.
(d) An anchor.

6. What season ended in Part 1, The Greenhorn Season: Tanner Crab Fishing Aboard the Royal Quarry: Chapter 8?
(a) Snow crab season.
(b) King crab season.
(c) Tanner crab season.
(d) Soft-shell crab season.

7. What shortcut did the Williwaw Wind take in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 2?
(a) Shelikof Strait.
(b) Kinamaw Channel.
(c) St. George Pass.
(d) Bering Strait.

8. What was the name of the bar Spike Walker went to in Part 1, The Greenhorn Season: Tanner Crab Fishing Aboard the Royal Quarry: Chapter 5?
(a) Surfer Bar.
(b) Crab Bay Bar.
(c) Fishery Bay Bar.
(d) Beachcomber Bar.

9. What are attached to the ropes that are attached to the pots to allow the fishermen to lift them out of the water?
(a) Trail lines.
(b) Buoys.
(c) Docks.
(d) Harbors.

10. In what industry did Spike Walker work in Oregon?
(a) Fishing.
(b) Concrete.
(c) Glass.
(d) Lumber.

11. With whom did Spike Walker go to the bar to celebrate his new job in Part 1, The Greenhorn Season: Tanner Crab Fishing Aboard the Royal Quarry: Chapter 5?
(a) Jonesy.
(b) Susy.
(c) Calhoun.
(d) Lars.

12. When the Williwaw Wind reached a risky area past, where did the boat ahead of them run aground in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 2?
(a) Alitua Island.
(b) Shelikof Island.
(c) Unimak Island.
(d) St. George Island.

13. What are the platforms called on the decks of boats that allow the crewmen to deposit the pots into the water?
(a) Decks.
(b) Docks.
(c) Ports.
(d) Launchers.

14. How many other crab ships took refuge alongside the Royal Quarry in Part 1, The Greenhorn Season: Tanner Crab Fishing Aboard the Royal Quarry: Chapter 3?
(a) 30.
(b) 20.
(c) 40.
(d) 10.

15. What is the capital of Alaska?
(a) Juneau.
(b) Vancouver.
(c) New Brunswick.
(d) Montreal.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Spike Walker attend college?

2. The crew of the Williwaw Wind discovered in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 5 that their crab pots had been what?

3. The boat nearby was not showing up where in Part 1, The Greenhorn Season: Tanner Crab Fishing Aboard the Royal Quarry: Chapter 7?

4. Why did the majority of the fishermen come to Alaska during the crab season?

5. What is another name for the captain of a boat?

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