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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 does Kennedy plan on addressing Anna's questions about Rapp's mission?
2. What do Coleman and his team find in the jungle?
3. Who does Rizal conclude is the traitor after reading Rapp's materials?
4. Where are Coleman and his men dropped off, in Chapter 17?
5. What happens to Jones's desire to keep a lid on the situation of the SEALs' botched mission?
Short Essay Questions
1. What kind of agreement do Anna and Rapp have when they get married?
2. What is the plan once Coleman and his men land on Dinagat Island?
3. What do the president and Kennedy tell Rapp about his desire to help the Andersons?
4. What do Anna and Kennedy do when they want to talk to each other at the White House?
5. What do Abe Spielman and David discuss at the Vatican Bank branch?
6. What evidence does Kennedy have about the failed mission in the Philippines when she, the president, Rapp, and Valerie Jones meet to discuss the mission?
7. What happens as a result of the conversation between Anna and Kennedy?
8. What information does Rapp confront Moro with?
9. Why is Valerie concerned about the botched SEALs' mission?
10. Why does Rapp hope the Philippine men will attack the Abu Sayyaf?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast Irene and Anna, making sure to use evidence from the text throughout your paper.
Essay Topic 2
Trust plays a critical role in "Executive Power," including trust between characters, as well as trust between the reader and the author. Write about 3 specific instances in the novel where the reader must trust Flynn for the story to advance, even though Flynn isn't telling the reader the entire story or all of the facts. How does this effect the book? How does it effect the relationship between Flynn and the reader? What devices does Flynn utilize to keep the reader's trust even though he is continually hiding certain parts of the story (e.g., David's mission in D.C.)?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss 1) at least 3 ways the novel would change if it were written from the perspective of Dr. Irene Kennedy and 2) at least 3 literary devices Flynn could use while writing from this different perspective.
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