"The Man In The Water"

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"The Man In The Water" - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where and when did this tragedy take place? (SETTING)
    • A. 

      June 1980, Washington D.C.

    • B. 

      January 1982, Washington D.C.

    • C. 

      June 1980, Seattle

    • D. 

      December 1982, Minneapolis

  • 2. 
    Going down, what did the plane first crash into before going into the Potomac River?
    • A. 

      14th Street Bridge

    • B. 

      Another airplane

    • C. 

      Several tall office buildings

    • D. 

      12th Street coffee shop

  • 3. 
    How many people died in this disaster?
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      55

    • C. 

      78

    • D. 

      143

  • 4. 
    What time of day did the plane crash?
    • A. 

      Early morning

    • B. 

      Noon

    • C. 

      Evening rush hour

    • D. 

      Late at night

  • 5. 
    Of the four acknowledged heroes of the event, three are able to account for their behavior. What did Donald Usher and Eugene Windsor do?
    • A. 

      They picked up survivors in the river with their helicopter

    • B. 

      They jumped into the water and helped people swim to shore

    • C. 

      They were the first to call for emergency help

    • D. 

      They gave CPR to a young woman and saved her life

  • 6. 
    Of the four acknowledged heroes of the event, three are able to account for their behavior. What did Lenny Skutnik do?
    • A. 

      Jumped into the water and passed out life rafts

    • B. 

      Jumped into the water and pulled an injured woman to shore

    • C. 

      Jumped out of the helicopter to save a child

    • D. 

      Was the first to call 911

  • 7. 
    Every time the man in the water was lowered a lifeline and flotation ring, what did he choose to do with it?
    • A. 

      Give it to his wife and kids first

    • B. 

      Ride it up to be saved

    • C. 

      Hand it back up to the helicopter

    • D. 

      Willingly pass it over to another passenger

  • 8. 
    Man versus nature- in this story, nature wins. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The unknown man in the water lived to talk about this disaster.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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