Harlot's Ghost Test | Final 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. What does Harry spend his time monitoring while in Miami?

2. What is the name of the Station Chief in Mexico City who is causing Hunt problems?

3. Harry's father writes him a letter in Part V, Chapter thirty-three, who does he say died?

4. Harry is depressed in Part V, Chapter thirty-five, after his breakup with who?

5. Who has many nicknames for Chevi?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Hugh and Kittredge help Harry with the Boris situation?

2. What are two of the dual personalities that appear in Part IV, Chapters 25 - 30?

3. How is Harry's regressing also symbolized as a blow to America's ego in the early 1960's after the failure at the Bay of Pigs?

4. How does Harry's rise to his father's side mirror the country's expectation that Bobby Kennedy will somehow help to fill the place his brother left?

5. What does Fidel Castro talk about in an interview to journalist Jean Daniel?

6. Who does Harry report his information to, and how is he serving several masters?

7. What important event takes place in Part Six, Chapters 19 with the CIA?

8. What prevents Harry from being transferred to a more active base in Israel?

9. Why doesn't Harry care to become a "Most Special Fellow?"

10. How is Cal's growing weakness highlighted in his letters to Harry?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Omega VII - Omega XII, the reader is presented with three different versions of the CIA man through Harry, Rosen, and Dix. Examine the three different versions of the CIA man that are represented in "Harlot's Ghost". Who is an agent by birthright? Who has had to transform painfully to become an agent? Who is a bit of a thug but a spy by nature? Compare and contrast these different versions of the CIA man.

Essay Topic 2

The author gives many details about Harry's background through description and through the use of flashbacks. Explore the use of flashbacks in narrative writing and analyze those used in the novel "Harlot's Ghost". How do the use of flashbacks help to develop the character? Are the flashbacks used in the story important for its development? Would the reader like more flashbacks to learn even more about the characters?

Essay Topic 3

"Harlot's Ghost" is the story Harry Hubbard's adventures in the CIA and life. Throughout the book, he goes through tremendous changes and is no longer that same person as he was at the beginning of his life. Explore the theme of coming of age, and analysis the changes in Harry's character throughout the novel. What does coming of age mean? How did meeting Kittredge change Harry's life? How have Harry's ideals and goals changed throughout his life? What has Harry learned about himself and life?

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