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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. Why does Frank go to Vermont?
2. Why is Frank almost caught because of one of his corporate expense checks?
3. Where does Frank go in an attempt to escape the manhunt for him?
4. Why does Frank decide to start forging large corporate checks?
5. How does Frank escape from the plane that is bringing him back to the United States?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Frank survive Perpignan?
2. Why does O'Riley tell Bailey that it serves him right that Frank pays him with a check?
3. When Frank realizes that he passes a check that has his real name and address on the back, he poses as an FBI agent to get it back. What other choices does he have? What can he do instead? How do his choices affect his future?
4. Why does Frank decide to take his criminal activities to the next level, and steal more money than he is taking before?
5. How does Frank rely on stereotypes to get away with his cons?
6. Why does O'Riley think that Frank must be 500 miles away when he hears that Frank makes bail?
7. Why do you think that Frank chooses not to tell his grandparents that he is living in Montpellier?
8. Describe living conditions for prisoners at Perpignan Prison.
9. When and why does Frank make an exception to his policy of never defrauding individuals?
10. Why do you think that Frank stops using Papa Lavalier's printing shop?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Choose two of Frank's friends, and write an essay comparing and contrasting their roles in his life. Choose two friends who play very similar roles, like Monique and Rosalie. Or write about friends who play opposite roles, like Cheryl and Rosalie. Or, write about two characters who have a balanced set of similarities and differences, like O'Riley and Frank's father.
This section contains 1,000 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)