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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. Which of the following groups of people is NOT conned by Frank?
2. What explanation does Frank give the state's attorney's office for his decision to stop working as a pilot?
3. How does Frank avoid blowing his cover while he is working at the hospital?
4. If Frank gets a regular job, which of the following professions do you think he is best suited for?
5. What does Frank do for a living when he first moves into the River Bend complex?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Frank feel about not being entrusted with any actual legal work?
2. Why do you think that Frank is concerned when the pilot of the flight he is on does not let him listen to conversations with the tower on a courtesy headset?
3. Why do you think Frank gives different names to different stewardesses?
4. Looking back on his pilot con as he writes the book, do you think that Frank regrets his actions? Why or why not?
5. How does Frank manage to escape the New Orleans police?
6. Why do you think Frank thinks it is important never to wear his uniform around his apartment building?
7. What legitimate use can Frank make of his imagination and ability to do research?
8. How does Frank test his con before actually deadheading on a flight?
9. Is Frank well-respected by his new boss in the state's attorney's office?
10. What is the overall tone of Chapter One, "The Fledgling"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Consider the following people who help Frank at various times during his criminal career: Kitty Corbett, Bailout Bailey, Jan Lundstrom. Which of these people does Frank admire the most? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Explain Frank's "code of honor." What does Frank consider to be moral behavior for himself? What does he consider to be immoral? How do you tell?
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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