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. How many passengers aboard the Invincible survive the explosion's shock wave?

2. How much time elapses between the explosion and the sinking of the Narvik?

3. Who is NOT present when the abduction of Loren Smith is attempted?

4. Who does Jim Hanamura entrust to deliver the blueprints of Suma's hideout to the American Embassy?

5. What is the name of the photographer aboard the British survey vessel?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. When Jim Hanamura is late reporting in, Pitt is concerned. Why is Hanamura late checking in?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There is no doubt that Pitt has been greatly affected by the abduction of Loren Smith. Discuss how Loren's abduction affects not only Pitt's worldview, but also his determination to pursue Loren's pursuers. How does Loren's abduction affect Pitt's mental state, his ability to reason, his ability to trust, and his ability to hope?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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