Black Friday Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What have the terrorists demanded from the authorities?

2. Who does Francois Monserrat reportedly work for?

3. What was the name of Carroll's wife?

4. What happens to the two Iraqi men that Arch Carroll is watching?

5. Who does Carroll want Freddie to tell him about?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Caitlin reveal at the meeting at the New York Stock Exchange building?

2. How does the policeman save Caitlin's life?

3. What happens when Carroll meets with Michael Chevron?

4. What happens Just before 5:30 on the morning of December 4th?

5. How does the story being?

6. Why does Caitlin and Carroll meet with Freddie Hotchkiss?

7. How does Carroll get information from Isabella Marqueza?

8. How does Trentkamp persuade Carroll to stay on the case?

9. What does the recorded voice threaten?

10. Describe the meeting that takes place between Hudson and Billie.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine violence in the novel.

1) How do the characters in the novel view violence? Are there are character that would think twice before shooting or hitting someone?

2) Do the characters need to be violent to cope in the world that Patterson portrays?

3) In what way is violence an important of the book and the meaning it attempts to convey?

Essay Topic 2

Do you think Patterson's representation of Iraqis is accurate? Would Patterson be able to get away with such a representation today? How would his representation of Iraqis be different if he wrote the novel today?

Essay Topic 3

Look at the structure of the novel:

1) How does Patterson use character and dialogue to drive the narrative.

2) Discuss elements of the narrative structure; Exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the novel's themes?

3) Away from the main character examine the way Fleming uses the other characters in the story. When does he introduce and take them away from the story? What effect does it have on the story?

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