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

Spike Walker
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the friend that Spike Walker hoped could help him get a job in Alaska?

2. What did Spike attempt to maneuver the boat through in Part 1, The Greenhorn Season: Tanner Crab Fishing Aboard the Royal Quarry: Chapter 6?

3. Working on the Edge: Surviving in the World's Most Dangerous Profession: King Crab Fishing on Alaska's High Seas describes the crabbing seasons between 1976 and when?

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

5. How long did the Royal Quarry stay in Lazy Bay in Part 1, The Greenhorn Season: Tanner Crab Fishing Aboard the Royal Quarry: Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What did the skipper do while the crew worked on the Williwaw Wind? What impact did this have?

3. Describe the difference between Spike's experience during tanner crab season and king crab season in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind.

4. What did Mogoteaux and Channel learn of their crew upon their rescue?

5. Who was aboard the Royal Quarry in Part 1, The Greenhorn Season: Tanner Crab Fishing Aboard the Royal Quarry: Chapter 2?

6. Where did Rusty Slayton find his crew aboard the Jeffrey Allen? What did he do?

7. What did the crew of the Williwaw Wind discover in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 5? What was their reaction?

8. What makes Susy Wagner unique in the narrative? How did Spike view her?

9. Where was Spike Walker in Part 1, The Greenhorn Season: Tanner Crab Fishing Aboard the Royal Quarry: Chapter 1? What was he doing?

10. What occurrence began the conflicts between Spike Walker and the crew of the Williwaw Wind?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the code of honor among commercial fishermen and when this code is breached. When was it breached with the Williwaw Wind? What is the sense of brotherhood among seamen?

Essay Topic 2

What took place aboard the vessel the Epic in Part 1, The Greenhorn Season: Tanner Crab Fishing Aboard the Royal Quarry? Who was Mike Doyle and how did he escape?

Essay Topic 3

Who was the skipper aboard the Rondys? How was he different from Spike's previous bosses? What was his history before joining the crabbing fleet?

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