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 is the name of the Commander aboard the nuclear submarine sent to collect data and debris from the explosion site?

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

3. What is Conrow Guyot?

4. In his younger days, how deep had Pitt been able to free dive?

5. How many people are stranded aboard Old Gert?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens because of the nuclear explosion that forces the immediate release of the oceanographic team?

2. When the excavators finally reach the tunnel and locate where they expected to find the treasure, what do they find?

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

4. During the meeting at Headquarters, what does Pitt learn about the Soggy Acres project?

5. Why does Steen not inform Captain Korvold about the dangers aboard the Divine Star?

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

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

8. What is the Yasukuni shrine?

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

10. Describe what the first transport sub expected to find when it reached the ocean surface.

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

One of the main themes is this novel involves deceptive appearances.

a) Identify three characters that use deceptive appearances to further their interests.

b) Why do these characters rely on deception?

c) What is the outcome for these characters? Were they successful in their endeavors? Would they have been more successful if they had not been deceptive? Explain your answer.

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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