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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. How does Frank add to his university lectures?

2. How is Frank affected by his parents' divorce?

3. How old is Frank when he leaves home?

4. Why does Frank feel safe from the law while he is working as an attorney?

5. What incident scares Frank into thinking about resigning?

Short Essay Questions

1. Does Frank manage to fool everyone in his new position as a lawyer?

2. How does Frank test his con before actually deadheading on a flight?

3. Do you think that Frank's con works today? Why or why not?

4. Does Frank feel that he is in any danger of being caught when he begins working as a lawyer?

5. What skills do you think Frank needs to have in order to pass himself off as a pilot?

6. How do changes in technology make Frank's con harder to pull off today?

7. How does Frank's credit card scheme work?

8. What is the overall tone of Chapter One, "The Fledgling"?

9. What changes happen at home while Frank is away at the reformatory?

10. How does Frank feel about not being entrusted with any actual legal work?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does the kindness of the Swedish prison guards make Frank feel? How does his experience in Sweden affect his thoughts and reflections about life? Support your answer with quotations from the book.

Essay Topic 2

Why is Frank able to forge so many checks? Describe his methods. Then reflect on how banks might be able to protect themselves against other con artists using Frank Abegnale's methodology. Explain what strategies you think banks and other financial institutions are able to use to protect themselves.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Frank's tour of Europe with the interns, with his usual practice of deadheading around alone as a fake pilot. How are the two experiences similar and different? Which strategy do you think best suits Frank's character?

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