Working on the Edge: Surviving in the World's Most Dangerous Profession: King Crab Fishing on Alaska's High Seas Test | Final Test - Medium

Spike Walker
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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. Where did Spike take a brief vacation in Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Chapter 11?
(a) Washington.
(b) Oregon.
(c) Indiana.
(d) California.

2. Who on the Rondys was a high school football player who, as the father of a new baby boy, flew to Alaska to find a job to provide for his family?
(a) Lars Nelson.
(b) Dave Capri.
(c) Steve Calhoun.
(d) Terry Sampson.

3. In Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Summary 2, how many pounds of crab does Spike Walker write the Rondys unloaded that year?
(a) 500,000.
(b) 200,000.
(c) 800,000.
(d) 100,000.

4. How did the crew aboard the Rondys feel about having to wait in Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Chapter 9?
(a) Agitated.
(b) Grateful.
(c) Disdainful.
(d) Impatient.

5. Who ignored requests to come to the wheelhouse in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 9?
(a) Lars.
(b) Mike.
(c) Spike.
(d) Jonesy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was needed to rescue the ship in Part 4, The Deadliest Season: Fishing the Gulf of Alaska Aboard the Elusive and Watching as Tragedy Strikes the Alaskan Fleet: Chapter 4?

2. Where were the nights centered around in Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Chapter 4?

3. What crab boat rescued the crew of the Key West?

4. Spike began to suffer from lack of what in Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Chapter 8?

5. What often proved too difficult to make the easy money of crabbing worth it, according to Spike Walker in Part 4, The Deadliest Season: Fishing the Gulf of Alaska Aboard the Elusive and Watching as Tragedy Strikes the Alaskan Fleet: Chapter 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Spike write of the difficulties which dissuaded men from staying at sea in Part 4, The Deadliest Season: Fishing the Gulf of Alaska Aboard the Elusive and Watching as Tragedy Strikes the Alaskan Fleet: Chapter 2?

2. What news did the crew of the Rondys discover in Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Chapter 3?

3. Where was Gerald Bourgeois in the beginning of the story told by Spike Walker in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 9?

4. How did the stories of seamen add to Spike's stresses in Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Chapter 10?

5. How does Spike describe the down time of the men in Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Chapter 4?

6. In Part 4, The Deadliest Season: Fishing the Gulf of Alaska Aboard the Elusive and Watching as Tragedy Strikes the Alaskan Fleet: Chapter 4, just twenty-four hours after the tragedy of the City of Seattle, what other boat faced sinking? What happened?

7. What does Spike Walker describe in Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Summary 1?

8. What did Spike do to avert disaster in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 9? How did this lead to conflict between Spike and Lars?

9. What boat rolled over in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 12? What was the outcome of the disaster?

10. How does Spike Walker describe the work aboard the Rondys in Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Chapter 7?

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