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. Who was the skipper of the Elusive?

2. What happened to Gerald Bourgeois' boat in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 9?

3. How did the crew aboard the Rondys feel about having to wait in Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Chapter 9?

4. In Part 3, Working on the Edge: Fishing the Aleutian Islands and Points North Aboard the Rondys: Chapter 7, Spike Walker writes that he enjoyed whose lack of micromanagement on the Rondys?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

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

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 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?

4. What happened with the John and Olaf?

5. 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?

6. What did Spike do to avert disaster in Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapter 9? How did this lead to conflict between Spike and Lars?

7. In what year is Part 4, The Deadliest Season: Fishing the Gulf of Alaska Aboard the Elusive and Watching as Tragedy Strikes the Alaskan Fleet: Chapter 1 set? What does Spike write about this season?

8. What changes does Spike describe in the fleet in Part 4, The Deadliest Season: Fishing the Gulf of Alaska Aboard the Elusive and Watching as Tragedy Strikes the Alaskan Fleet: Chapter 2?

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the crew aboard the Williwaw Wind. How did they differ from Spike Walker's previous ship? Whom did he get along with and not get along with?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the events which took place when the Williwaw Wind went to unload at the All Alaskan. What took place? What was the skipper led to do because of these events?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the systems on a crabbing vessel used for positioning in the water and calling for assistance. What are these called and what are their components?

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