Casino Royale 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. Where did the police apprehend the third Bulgarian?

2. What part of France does Le Chiffre's trade union control?

3. What is Bond's hobby?

4. Which of the following is not a name Le Chiffre is known by?

5. What did the City of Royale start as?

Short Essay Questions

1. What saves Bond's career in Chapter 12?

2. How does Mathis deal with the blast?

3. What cliffhangar does Fleming leave the reader with at the end of Chapter 8?

4. Why are the three individuals in Chapter 3 suspicious?

5. What problems does Bond face in Chapter 12?

6. Why could Le Chiffre's financial crisis lead to his death?

7. What does the telegraph say that Bond will receive in this opening chapter?

8. Describe Le Chiffre.

9. What does Bond worry about at the end of Chapter 4?

10. What does Mathis tell Bond in Chapter 3?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the novel's chronological setting.

1) What were the main concerns during the 1950s? How does Fleming express these concerns?

2) In what ways do you think the novel's meaning would change if it were set in today's society?

Essay Topic 2

Look at the structure of the novel.

1) How does Fleming 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) Aside 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?

Essay Topic 3

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 Fleming portrays?

3) How do the students think the public reacted to the novel's violence when it was first published? How would the public react to such a book today?

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