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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 is "deadheading"?

2. Why does Frank pretend to be a representative of Carib Air?

3. From the tone of the first chapter, how does Frank feels about the choices he makes?

4. How old is Frank when he leaves home?

5. How does Frank prove that he really is employed by Pan Am?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think that presenting himself as a jokester helps Frank to be accepted and look as though he knows what he is doing in the hospital?

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

3. Describe Frank's appearance.

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

5. How does Frank rely on Pan Am to help him?

6. Frank manages to avoid being caught for several years. Imagine, though, that he is caught. How do you think he is caught earlier? How much of his good fortune is luck and how much is skill?

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

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

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

10. What legitimate use can Frank make of his imagination and ability to do research?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the character of Papa Lavalier. What role does he play in Frank's life? Do you think that Frank takes advantage of him, or does he benefit just as much from their transactions as Frank does? Do you think that Papa Lavalier understands as little as Frank believes he does?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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