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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 do the security officers think Lauren is Philip's mistress?
2. In what country has Nick been doing business?
3. Who does Lauren tell about her arrangement with Philip?
4. Why does Lauren tell Nick to stop trying to seduce her?
5. What is Nick's response when Lauren tells him she wants a relationship?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Philip try to blackmail Lauren into spying for him?
2. How does Nick humiliate Lauren after his lawyer tells him what she has done?
3. What does Lauren learn about Ericka Moran at the party?
4. What surprises Lauren about a new assignment she gets at the office?
5. How does Lauren prepare herself to encounter Nick at the executive party?
6. What facts does the head of security reveal to Nick after Laura has moved back home?
7. How is Philip able to discern some information he needs in spite of Lauren's unwillingness to spy for him?
8. How does Jim alter the course of events and what happens to Nick and Lauren's relationship as a result?
9. What does Lauren do when Nick shows up at her home and attempts to seduce her again?
10. What is revealed about Lauren's character by her behavior regarding Nick's advances?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of good vs. evil. Identify at least two characters who embody both good and evil and then cite an example to support your answers.
Essay Topic 2
Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.
Essay Topic 3
Describe the overall setting for the book. Why does McNaught use the setting she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?
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