Dragon Test | 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. What song do the men in the nuclear submarine's sonar room hear playing through the ocean?

2. What is the name of the ship that happens upon the drifting ship and sends a boarding party over?

3. Who shoots the car aboard the Divine Star?

4. What does Pitt find after running to the vehicle that he chased from the racetrack after Loren was abducted?

5. How much money is the searched-for treasure thought to be worth?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Suma relatively unconcerned that the Divine Star blew up?

2. Upon hearing that the Senator has disappeared, what conclusion do Pitt, Sandecker, and Giordino reach?

3. After the first two transport subs have left Old Gert, what do the remaining people aboard Old Gert do?

4. What emotions does Dennings experience knowing that he and his crew have been selected to carry the nuclear device to Japan?

5. What anomaly is seen on satellite imagery as the satellite expert delivers his brief regarding the explosion aboard the Divine Star?

6. What is the Yasukuni shrine?

7. What is unique about the identity of the person Pitt races against at the track while Loren is being abducted?

8. When Dennings first sees the nuclear bomb, what does he think it looks like?

9. As Pitt and Giordino accompany Admiral Sandecker to Washington, why does Pitt grow increasing angry with the Admiral?

10. What is the purpose of the congressional subcommittee that Loren Smith serves on?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Craig Plunkett and Raul Salazar.

a) How are the two characters similar? How are they different?

b) What is revealed about each character as they are trapped aboard Old Gert awaiting either death or rescue?

Essay Topic 2

There are several characters introduced in the story who do not survive until the end of the story. Identify at least three people killed as the novel progresses. Compare and contrast each of these deaths, being sure to indicate which character died, how the character died, who was responsible for the death, and how the character's death affects the overall plot. What could have - or should have - been learned from each of these deaths by the other characters?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Raymond Jordan and Hideki Suma.

a) How are the two characters similar? How are they different?

b) Compare the role that justice plays in each of their lives. How is each character affected by the concept of fairness - both positively and negatively?

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