1. Paul and other prisoners were placed into the hands of what man as they began their trip to Rome?
2. What two other Christians do we learn from this chapter were with Paul on this trip?
3. What courtesies were extended to Paul when the ship stopped at Sidon?
4. What prompted the ship used on the first part of their trip to sail under Cyprus and along the mainland of Asia Minor?
5. When they changed ships at Myra, where does it say the second ship was from that now was on its way to Italy?
6. How many months out of the year was it too hazardous for ships to sail on the Mediterranean Sea?
7. Although against the counsel of Paul, as they sailed on toward the western end of the island of Crete, what made them optimistic about getting there okay?
8. What was the name of the wind, and the meaning of the name, that brought a sudden change in the weather and the winter storm that followed?
9. What are various things they did during this storm, trying to make the ship safer and finally trying to save the ship itself?
10. What does it say as to why they took down the mail sail ("strake sail," KJV) of the ship during the storm?
11. Although it seems the others had lost hope of coming out of the storm alive, what prompted Paul to be of good cheer?
12. How long had they been driven in the sea by the storm, seeing neither sun nor stars, when the sailors said they were drawing near to land?
13. They measured the depth of the water by "fathoms," first twenty and then fifteen "fathoms"—how long was a "fathom"?
14. What were the sailors about to do under pretense of putting anchors down "out of the foreship"?
15. When Paul saw this, what did he say, and how did the soldiers react to the situation?
16. What did Paul ask everyone to do, reassuring them that "there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you?
17. How many people were on this ship?
18. What exactly happened when they tried to thrust the ship into the little bay or inlet ("creek," KJV)?
19. What was the "soldiers’ counsel" when they saw the ship had wrecked?
20. But what did the centurion command, and why?