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. In Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Chapter 10, Spike heard a story of a fisherman who was saved by the luck of what?
(a) A four-leaf-clover.
(b) An albatross.
(c) A letter.
(d) A coin toss.

2. What ship rolled in Part 4, The Deadliest Season: Fishing the Gulf of Alaska Aboard the Elusive and Watching as Tragedy Strikes the Alaskan Fleet: Chapter 4?
(a) The St. Patrick.
(b) The Amber Dawn.
(c) The Marion A.
(d) The Epic.

3. What went out on the Williwaw Wind in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 9?
(a) The lights.
(b) The crab lines.
(c) The power.
(d) The radar.

4. What season had begun in Part 4, The Deadliest Season: Fishing the Gulf of Alaska Aboard the Elusive and Watching as Tragedy Strikes the Alaskan Fleet: Chapter 3?
(a) King crab.
(b) Tanner crab.
(c) Opelio crab.
(d) Blue crab.

5. Spike Walker writes in Part 4, The Deadliest Season: Fishing the Gulf of Alaska Aboard the Elusive and Watching as Tragedy Strikes the Alaskan Fleet: Chapter 1 that he recalled walking into bars and seeing bowls filled with what on the tables?
(a) Crab.
(b) Money.
(c) Candy.
(d) Cocaine.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. What was the final price per pound that ended the strike in Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Chapter 6?

3. Spike Walker describes how one crewman quit fishing after months of what in Part 4, The Deadliest Season: Fishing the Gulf of Alaska Aboard the Elusive and Watching as Tragedy Strikes the Alaskan Fleet: Chapter 2?

4. Who ignored requests to come to the wheelhouse in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 9?

5. Who owned part of the All Alaskan?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the crew members of the Rondys. Why had these men come to the Alaskan fleet?

2. 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?

3. What began to take its toll on Spike Walker in Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Chapter 8?

4. What happened aboard the Key West in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 11?

5. 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?

6. What distress signal did the Elusive receive in Part 4, The Deadliest Season: Fishing the Gulf of Alaska Aboard the Elusive and Watching as Tragedy Strikes the Alaskan Fleet: Chapter 3?

7. What about Vern Hall's history did Spike credit as an asset as a boss?

8. What happened with the John and Olaf?

9. 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?

10. 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?

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