Mid-Book Test - Hard
|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Frank get a temporary license to practice medicine in Georgia?
2. What does Frank tell his girlfriend when he leaves town and abandons his job as a lawyer?
3. Why does Frank end up leaving his job as an attorney?
4. What impression might a reader form about Frank's character from the first chapter?
5. What does Frank do when he is released from the police station in New Orleans?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do you think it is important to Frank to get a passport?
2. Why do you think Frank gives different names to different stewardesses?
3. First Frank poses as a pilot, then as a pediatrician. Do you see a pattern in his choices of role? Why do you think Frank chooses the roles that he does?
4. Why do you think Frank thinks it is important never to wear his uniform around his apartment building?
5. Why do you think Frank is tempted to return to a life of crime?
6. Why does Frank need money in order to pursue his interest in girls?
7. What changes happen at home while Frank is away at the reformatory?
8. How does Frank's father feel about Frank?
9. Does Frank feel that he is in any danger of being caught when he begins working as a lawyer?
10. How does Frank obtain a flight crew?
Essay Topic 1
Why do you think the life of a pilot seems appealing to a teenage boy? What parts of Frank's life as a pilot do you think make him feel accepted and admired? What aspects of his life as a pilot make him feel anxious about getting caught?
Essay Topic 2
Think about the friends Frank makes as he plays his different roles. Many of his friends know him primarily under a name or in a role that is a fake. How do you think this affects Frank's relationships with his friends? Does he consider them to be true friends or just part of his role playing? Support your answer with evidence from the book.
Essay Topic 3
In some ways, the plot of Catch Me If You Can is described as a spiral: the same series of events happens over and over. Describe the spiral of the plot. Use Frank's different cons to help with your analysis.
This section contains 922 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)