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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. For whom did Oscar Lucas work?
2. How was the President attempting to kill his enemies with kindness?
3. How long had it been since someone had touched the objects on the sunken vessel?
4. What had happened to the crew of the Amie Marie?
5. How have drugs proven dangerous when doing controlled brainwashing?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Admiral Sandecker know that Pitt had been on board the Eagle?
2. How did it become obvious that Suvorov was acting under what he thought was the best interests of the Soviet government?
3. What is Margolin's final argument regarding the proposal of the President?
4. What kinds of crimes were the Bougainvilles attached to?
5. What was strange and different regarding the Catawba's boarding of the Amie Marie?
6. What insults were used in regard to the President of the U.S. from Moran, and what does this say about his character?
7. How was Dover wrong in one respect, but correct in another?
8. Why did the Russians monitor people who were working closely for them in America?
9. How does the President have domestic enemies?
10. What is titanium used for, according to the Captain, and why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the influence of Dirk's friends throughout the novel. How might he have been stonewalled several times if not for their timely information and skills? Explain how the plot would have been affected if Dirk wouldn't have had such knowledgeable people backing him and looking things up for him.
Essay Topic 2
Compare yourself to any character in this novel. Who do you mostly resemble physically? Psychologically? If you don't closely resemble someone in these two aspects, who do you most identify with and why? Do you think that these characters are designed to be easily identified with? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Explain how the setting of the sinking of the Leonid Andreyev made it ideal to not bend the reality of the situation to the breaking point. How did the setting contribute to the rescue of the survivors? How did it also provide a good backdrop for Pitt to be a hero?
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