Catch Me if You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake 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 con does Frank commit at the very beginning of the book?

2. Why do the hospital doctors and staff think that Frank is very committed to his education?

3. What technology, which does not exist at the time, might have stopped Frank's crime spree?

4. Why does deadheading to Dallas give Frank a nervous moment?

5. What does Frank do for a living when he first moves into the River Bend complex?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Looking back on his pilot con as he writes the book, do you think that Frank regrets his actions? Why or why not?

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

4. Why do you think Frank gives different names to different stewardesses?

5. Is Frank well-respected by his new boss in the state's attorney's office?

6. How does his job as a doctor fit into Frank's plans for living in Atlanta?

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

8. What are the drawbacks, for Frank, of working as a doctor?

9. Describe Frank's method for finding out the things he needs to know.

10. Why does Frank need money in order to pursue his interest in girls?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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 the various prisons and jail cells in which Frank does time. Be sure to include Perpignan Prison, Malmo Prison, and the Fulton County Jail. How are these prisons similar? How are they different?

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