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. What are the greater United States referred to often by Alaskans?

2. What season ended in Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Chapter 11?

3. What had increased immeasurably 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?

4. What processing ship did the Rondys unload at in Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Chapter 9?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What connection did Vern Hall have to the All Alaskan as described in Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Chapter 9? What difference did that make?

3. What did Lt. Bob Lockman spend his time doing in Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Chapter 5? Why?

4. 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?

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

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

7. 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?

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

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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 experiences crab fishing on the Williwaw Wind. How long were the hours? How much was his pay? How did he feel working on the ship?

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