Goldfinger 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. Where does Bond put his gun?

2. What does Bond want to do in Miami?

3. What is the name of the golf club Bond is driving to?

4. What is the only thing that Bond can see on Goldfinger's balcony?

5. What did Goldfinger list his cargo as?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Goldfinger cheat at golf?

2. Why does Du Pont think he is being cheated?

3. What happens at the end of the chapter?

4. What does Bond insist Goldfinger do for him?

5. What job is Bond doing at headquarters in this chapter?

6. How does Bond think SMERSH has helped Goldfinger?

7. How does Du Pont describe Auric Goldfinger?

8. How does Bond beat Goldfinger at golf?

9. How does Bond know Julius Du Pont?

10. What does M want Bond to do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Bond books greatly influenced modern literature and, in particular, crime books. Choose a book written after the novel that you think was influenced by it and discuss their similarities in terms of:

a) plot

b) character

c) themes

Essay Topic 2

Look at the structure of the novel.

1) How does Fleming use character and dialogue to drive the narrative?

2) Discuss elements of the narrative structure: exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the novel's themes?

3) Aside from the main character, examine the way Fleming uses the other characters in the story. When does he introduce and take them away from the story? What effect does it have on the story?

Essay Topic 3

Examine violence in the novel.

1) How do the characters in the novel view violence? Are there are character that would think twice before shooting or hitting someone?

2) Do the characters need to be violent to cope in the world that Fleming portrays?

3) How do the students think the public reacted to the novel's violence when it was first published? How would the public react to such a book today?

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