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 Japanese men are sent to abduct Loren Smith?

2. What does Suma call the people he has recruited in the United States to spy for him when needed?

3. How many people are stranded aboard Old Gert?

4. What is the name of the submersible that descends to rescue the trapped oceanographic team?

5. What is the nationality of the ship that runs over the first transport sub from Old Gert?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Craig Plunkett not simply shut off Old Gert's systems and let the crew members die as their oxygen supply dwindles down?

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

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

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

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

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

8. Describe what the cruise ship looks like after the explosion occurs.

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

10. Name three things that Tsuboi wants to see happen.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Hideki Suma is a supremely confident man. Identify at least three instances from the story that highlight his confidence. How is Suma helped by his utter confidence? How is Suma hurt by his confidence? Provide examples of each.

Essay Topic 2

The Japanese use several different methods to try to force the Americans to meet their demands.

a) Identify three tactics used by the Japanese to force the Americans' hands.

b) For each tactic identified, explain why the Japanese chose this method of persuasion.

c) Compare and contrast these tactics in terms of their operational style, level of involvement, and success or failure.

Essay Topic 3

Identify the three main desires of Hideki Suma - the reasons behind his grand scheme. For each demand, tell Suma's reasoning behind the demand, what Suma hoped to accomplish through the demand, and the likelihood of the demand actually being met by the United States.

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