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. How much could the gigantic king crabs weigh as described by Walker in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 2?

2. When did king crab season end?

3. Who was the skipper of the Jeffrey Allen?

4. How many species of king crab are there in Alaska?

5. How long before the king crab season began did the skipper find himself lacking a crewman in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 1?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

5. Where did the Williwaw Wind go after unloading its second load of crab? What ship story was retold at Puale Bay?

6. What did the surviving crew of the Epic attempt to do to save the overboard crew members in Part 1, The Greenhorn Season: Tanner Crab Fishing Aboard the Royal Quarry: Chapter 6?

7. How many crab pots were aboard the Williwaw Wind in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 3? Where did it go to get more?

8. What season ended in Part 1, The Greenhorn Season: Tanner Crab Fishing Aboard the Royal Quarry: Chapter 8? What did Spike Walker do next?

9. What danger did Spike Walker encounter at the wheel in Part 1, The Greenhorn Season: Tanner Crab Fishing Aboard the Royal Quarry: Chapter 7?

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

Describe the tanner crab and its season. How big are the crustaceans? How easy or difficult is working on a tanner crab ship as opposed to a king crab ship?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the tragedy which took place aboard the Epic in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 12. How many survivors were there? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Describe what led to the danger on the boat the Key West. What other boats were affected from this cause? What was the outcome of the Key West and its crew?

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