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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 many men are in a storm tent and call themselves Delta?

2. Where is Rachel meeting her father for dinner in Chapter 1?

3. What had the president done just after a meeting with NASA the previous week according to Senator Sexton and Gabrielle's conversation?

4. Who takes the call for the president from Rachel when she calls from the submarine?

5. What does Gabrielle use to gain entry into Senator Sexton's apartment while he is meeting with private investors?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Senator Sexton receive the classified information regarding NASA that he uses to discredit his opponents?

2. What does Ekstrom do after a NASA technician finds Dr. Ming's dead body?

3. What does Marjorie Tench do to Rachel when she receives a call from her from the submarine just before the president's press conference?

4. How is Michael's belief of panspermia described in the book?

5. What two reasons does Norah give Rachel for disagreeing with her explanation for PODS not being sensitive enough to pick up saltwater around the glacier?

6. How does Marjorie Tench explain the Space Commercialization Promotion Act to Gabrielle?

7. How does Dr. Charles Brophy die?

8. How does Yolanda react when Gabrielle tells her she wishes to go public with her affair with Senator Sexton?

9. How is the Delta Force's mission described in Chapter 15?

10. What happens when Gabrielle goes to the East Gate of the White House for a meeting?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the role of the Delta Force of the book. What about the Delta Force's missions in the book note the seriousness of the secret they were keeping and the power of the players involved?

Essay Topic 2

True to its title, the book does a good job of deceiving the readers leading them down many paths with no real truth and honesty found.

Part 1.) How does the author deceive the reader with characters like Marjorie Tench and Lawrence Ekstrom who seemed motivated to falsify the meteorite finding?

Part 2.) How does the author present several levels of deception in the book with the inclusion of Senator Sexton's bribery scheme?

Part 3.) What might the author be saying about the nature of politics and power based on his portrayal of deception in the book?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Gabrielle and Senator Sexton's morals and overall outlook on politics in the book. What is telling of the natures of these two characters based on the revelation of their true ideals regarding politics in the book?

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