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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 do the crew members hear that makes them think they are hallucinating?

2. To what port was the drifting ship originally headed?

3. What state does Loren Smith represent in Congress?

4. According to the Presidential briefing, how many ships were in the area when the explosion in the Western Pacific occurred?

5. How many pounds overweight is the Dennings' Demons when it takes off?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the Yasukuni shrine?

2. What is the mission of the British survey vessel in the Western Pacific?

3. As Chapter 7 opens, the Old Gert's crew is barely alive. Why is carbon dioxide rapidly building up?

4. Why is Giordino so upset that Pitt is trapped on Old Gert?

5. Why is Old Gert not completely destroyed by the explosion as the two ships on the surface were?

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

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

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

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

10. As Pitt and Fox descend in the elevator to the subterranean, soundproofed room at Headquarters, why do Pitt's suspicions of Fox grow?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Al Giordino has accompanied Dirk Pitt on mission after dangerous mission throughout the course of the story. However, as the final mission looms, Dirk Pitt refuses to let Giordino accompany him. Why does Pitt refuse to let Giordino accompany him? What makes this mission different from their other missions? Do you agree with Pitt's decision? Why or why not?

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

The book is entitled, "Dragon." Why did the author choose this title? How does the title foreshadow the struggles the characters face, Suma's evil plot, the overarching political climate, and the determination of Pitt to save the world?

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