Catch Me if You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. 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 Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the characters of Rosalie and Monique. How are they similar? How are they different? Do you think Frank considers them to be similar, or different? To what degree does he trust each woman, and why? Support your answer with examples 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

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.

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