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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. Why does Swathmore want ll traces and references to Digital Fortress removed?

2. What does Hale find when he arrives at the hangar?

3. According to North Dakota, who killed Tankado?

4. What is missing from Tankado's possessions?

5. What were Tankado's plans for Digital Fortress?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Fontaine respond to the problem with the crypto dome?

2. Swathmore was begging Susan to stay with him. What did he know when he saw the pager messages?

3. What happens when Midge and Brinkerhoff are in the Director's office looking at the printout?

4. Why is Susan surprised at the suicide note, supposedly written by Hale?

5. What does Susan have Soshi do?

6. What does Swathmore plan to do about the situation in Crypto?

7. The only escape from Crypto is through Swathmore's private elevator. How does Susan arrive at the password?

8. What is the problem with data banks?

9. What did the American using the name North Dakota do?

10. What does Hale say to Susan when they are in Node 3?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Give your opinion on the following: Should government employees be bound by ethics? How far should they be allowed to go in the interests of national security?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the danger of a Digital Fortress encryption program to an entity like the NSA. What would it mean for super computers like TRANSLTR? What does the Bergofsky Principle mean? Why is it the first thing everybody mentions when they hear about the Digital Fortress encryption program?

Essay Topic 3

Tankado's schemes duped Swathmore and others at the NSA, and it cost the NSA its TRANSLTR computer. Explain Tankado's scheme and how he orchestrated it. How could Swathmore be duped? What did Tankado have to know in order for Swathmore to be duped?

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