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

2. How is Le Chiffre trying to make up his losses?

3. What type of car does Bond have?

4. What problem does Bond face at the end of the chapter?

5. What does Bond do to the gunman?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who saves Bond in Chapter 18?

2. Why is Bond worried about seeing Vesper?

3. What does Bond do when he arrives back in his hotel room in Chapter 1?

4. What does the M carved in Bond's hand signify?

5. How does Le Chiffre torture Bond in Chapter 17?

6. How does Mathis greet Bond?

7. What does the SMERSH agent do with Bond?

8. Describe the first confrontation between Le Chiffre and Bond.

9. How does Vesper react to Bond seeing her in the telephone booth in Chapter 25?

10. How does Bond plan to defeat Le Chiffre?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the values of 1950s France.

1) Why were spies and double agents such an issue during this time?

2) In what ways are the characters' negative characteristics a product of their time? Do you think France was going through a transitional phase in the Fifties? What significant changes do you think occurred during this period?

Essay Topic 2

In 2006 Casino Royale was made into a film starring Daniel Craig. Why do you think the themes and ideas in the book were still relevant 50 years later? How did the filmmakers adapt the themes to fit in with the new environment? How did these changes affect the meaning of the story?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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