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. According to the meeting that takes place in Suma's office after the bugged painting has been installed, how long will it be before every car is in place?

2. What is the name of the art specialist who meets with Hideki Suma in Edo City?

3. Who is aboard the second transport sub to leave Old Gert?

4. Who does Pitt realize is a covert operative spying on Soggy Acres while en route to Washington D.C.?

5. What is the name of the plane that successfully drops a nuclear bomb on Japan?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the crew of the ship that happens upon the drifting vessel send a boarding party over to the apparently abandoned ship?

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

3. What is the Yasukuni shrine?

4. Why does Steen not want the Captain to send another boarding party to the Divine Star?

5. What fleeting thought does Dennings have as he watches the nuclear bomb being loaded onto his aircraft?

6. What is Edo City?

7. Why is the salvage operation of the Divine Star put on hold?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Suma's grand scheme does not use the nuclear devices hidden in the automobiles to destroy life. The simultaneous explosions have another purpose. Describe the result Suma hopes to achieve with the simultaneous nuclear explosions. Is this scenario likely in today's world? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the characteristics, roles, loyalties, and agendas of the following people in the story: Hideki Suma, Raymond Jordan, Dirk Pitt, Stacy Fox, and Ichiro Tsuboi.

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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