Working on the Edge: Surviving in the World's Most Dangerous Profession: King Crab Fishing on Alaska's High Seas Test | Final 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. 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. What happened to the City of Seattle in Part 4, The Deadliest Season: Fishing the Gulf of Alaska Aboard the Elusive and Watching as Tragedy Strikes the Alaskan Fleet: Chapter 3?

4. Who took glee in Spike's suffering from sea sickness in Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Chapter 7?

5. Where did the famous tragedy of John and Olaf take place?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. Who hired Spike in Part 4, The Deadliest Season: Fishing the Gulf of Alaska Aboard the Elusive and Watching as Tragedy Strikes the Alaskan Fleet: Chapter 3?

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

4. What happened with the John and Olaf?

5. What struck the Williwaw Wind crew in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 10? How did the men react?

6. 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?

7. 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?

8. 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?

9. Where did Spike Walker begin working in Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Chapter 1? Where was his summer spent?

10. Where was Spike working when he faced disaster in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 9?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who offered Spike Walker his first job on a commercial fishing vessel? What was the boat's name? What were Spike's experiences aboard it?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the characteristics which make Susy Wagner notable in the narrative. How and why did she come to Alaska? Where did she begin working?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Spike Walker's life prior to joining the Alaskan crab fleet. What other industries did he work in? How old was he when he went to Alaska? Why?

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