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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 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) Fishery Bay Bar.
(b) Beachcomber Bar.
(c) Surfer Bar.
(d) Crab Bay Bar.

2. The gigantic king crabs could have a leg span of over how many feet, as described by Walker in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 2?
(a) Four.
(b) Six.
(c) Seven.
(d) Eight.

3. Where did Susy begin working when she arrived in Alaska?
(a) The canneries.
(b) The crab boats.
(c) The post office.
(d) The local bar.

4. 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 pipe pole.
(b) An anchor.
(c) A rescue boat.
(d) A crab line.

5. What boat rammed into the side of the smaller boat Paul Lin, causing a great rip in its hull in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 4?
(a) The Epic.
(b) The Rondys.
(c) The Williwaw Wind.
(d) The Royal Quarry.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the deckhand on the Royal Quarry?

2. Whom did Spike see at the bar, pretending to know nothing about crab fishing in Part 1, The Greenhorn Season: Tanner Crab Fishing Aboard the Royal Quarry: Chapter 5?

3. What shortcut did the Williwaw Wind take in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 2?

4. Who was the deck boss on the Williwaw Wind?

5. Who instructed Spike Walker to urinate on his hands in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 8?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did Spike find his next job in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 1? Who was aboard the boat?

2. Where was the Royal Quarry headed in Part 1, The Greenhorn Season: Tanner Crab Fishing Aboard the Royal Quarry: Chapter 5? What did Jonesy say to Spike in this chapter?

3. Where did Lars decide to take the Williwaw Wind to unload from its second trip? Why?

4. Why had Susy Wagner come to Alaska? Where had she begun working?

5. Describe the tone of the book in Part 1, The Greenhorn Season: Tanner Crab Fishing Aboard the Royal Quarry. What was Spike's outlook like?

6. What does Spike Walker experience in the first days aboard the Royal Quarry in Part 1, The Greenhorn Season: Tanner Crab Fishing Aboard the Royal Quarry: Chapter 3?

7. What does Spike Walker warn the reader of in the introductory chapters of the book? Why?

8. What job did Spike Walker take on aboard the Williwaw Wind in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 3?

9. What did the Williwaw Wind encounter at St. Paul Harbor in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 5?

10. How many crab died while the Williwaw Wind waited in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 4? What reaction did the skipper have?

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