Ways of thinking…: 1.3 Modeling a lifeboat

Ways of thinking...: 1.3 Modeling a lifeboat
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_______________ 1. Sailor Jones: It is somewhat doubtful how I managed to get from my assigned position below deck to the lifeboat when no other seaman assigned to the lower decks was able to escape the ship. I am in excellent health. Unmarried, no close relatives.

_______________2. Ship’s Officer O’Malley: I was the only senior officer on board who managed to get into the lifeboat. This is the boat I have been assigned to in all emergency practices. I was a capable leader on board, had navigational skills and was well liked by the passengers and crew on board. Excellent health.

________________3. Quartermaster MacDonald: Little is known about me. I served in the regular navy. I sustained injuries to both wrists when the ship sank. I can’t use either arm right now. I am married with four children in the US

_______________4. Self-made millionaire Douglas: I own and operate one of the largest garment manufacturing complexes in the United States, employing hundreds of factory workers. I’ve put so much time into making the business successful that I’m out of shape from lack of exercise.

_______________5. College student Parsons: I’m a college student on a budget vacation in Europe. I am a grand mal epileptic. Unfortunately, when leaving the ship, all my medication was left behind. I am single, 22 years old.

_______________6. Nobel Laureate for Literature, Dr. Lightfoot: I am a minority, so there are questions about whether the Nobel Prize was awarded to me because of my race or ability. Dr. Lightfoot is 48 years old and in good health. I am married with two daughters who have their own families.

_______________7. Nobel laureate in physics, Dr. Singleton: I was told that I was about to release information to the world that would fundamentally solve the world’s ecological problem. I am 62 years old and in excellent health. I was born and raised in a small town in Arkansas. I am from a very rich family and I have remained single.

_______________8. Football player Mr. Small and

_______________9. Entertaining, Mrs. Little: We are already twenty. Mr. Small was a football star at Ohio State. Mrs. Small, who also attended Ohio State, was homecoming queen. Mr. Small is now a quarterback for a semi-pro football team in New York. Mrs. Small is eight and a half months pregnant. The couple is interracial; Mr. Small is a minority race and Mrs. Small is not.

_______________10. Army Captain Tom: I was recently awarded for courage and bravery above and beyond the call of duty. I am on my way to the US to receive the Presidential Medal of Honor in person. I am married, I have two children, I am about 35 years old. In the action for which he received the Medal of Honor, Captain Thomas lost his right leg. Other than this condition, from which I have recovered, I am in good health.

_______________11. Draft of Evader Samuels: I left the US two years ago to avoid conscription. I then spent two years in Sweden, from which I was recently deported for drug trafficking. I am in my twenties and in good health. Lonely.

_______________12. Peace Corps Volunteer Davidson: I am a Peace Corps volunteer who recently completed 2 years in India. I have a master’s degree in chemical engineering and am returning to Boston where Davidson is to be married in two months. I am 27 years old and in excellent health.

_______________13. With student Ryan: I am a medical student on vacation in France. I am 26 years old, single, in excellent health.

_______________14. An elderly man, Mr. Eldridge and

_______________15. An elderly woman, Mrs. Eldridge: We are an elderly couple in our late 50’s returning to our hometown of New Jersey after a month traveling in Spain. Mr. Eldridge has severe arthritis and cannot walk without the aid of a cane. Next week we will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We have 8 children and 29 grandchildren and all live in New Jersey.

_______________16. Traveling poet Carpenter: I am a A 30-year-old traveling poet in excellent health. I have never had a permanent home since I ran away from an orphanage in New York 15 years ago. I spent 4 years in the Navy and got a taste of sailing and since leaving the Navy I have soloed several times in the Caribbean. I have been divorced three times and am currently separated from my 4th spouse who lives in Paris.

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