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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are Randy's favorite times of the day?
(a) early dawn and dusk
(b) noon and dawn
(c) dusk and midnight
(d) midnight and noon

2. What is Randy wearing as he stands outside with his binoculars?
(a) a suit
(b) he's nude
(c) pajamas
(d) a swim suit

3. Why do Helen and Randy decide to go to Admiral Hazzard's house?
(a) to see if he has any guns
(b) to see if he wants to move in with them
(c) to see if he is okay
(d) to see if he has any information

4. Why have only a few members of Congress escaped?
(a) Washington D.C. was a primary target
(b) members of the government were killed by spies
(c) D.C. is under water
(d) the house was attacked by terrorists

5. What does James Cobb fire at from his plane?
(a) nothing
(b) an air torpedo
(c) a sidewinder
(d) a machine gun

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Randy see when he goes outside after being shaken awake?

2. What does Lib think about Randy living in Ft. Repose?

3. How do Russia and NATO feel about the Mediterranean?

4. What does Randy take with him when he goes to town in Chapter 4?

5. What does Randy decide to tell Alice and Florence?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Helen and the children want to do when outside and what happens to them?

2. What does the announcement from the Acting Chief Executive tell the people of Ft. Repose?

3. Where did Randy go after he left the bank and what did he do?

4. Why is Alice late meeting Florence and what ultimately happened?

5. Who is Florence Wechek and what is discovered about her at the beginning of the book?

6. What does Randy hear on the radio while driving to Orlando?

7. What does Mark do after his family leaves for Orlando before he reports to work?

8. What does Randy drink in the morning and what does his friend, Dan, say about it?

9. What does Bill McGovern say to Randy about his warning from Mark?

10. What does "the Day" designate and how important is it to the people of Ft. Repose?

(see the answer keys)

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