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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 the captain take the vehicle with Pitt?
2. How did the worker cover himself?
3. What did the vehicle bring that Pitt requested?
4. What does Pitt realize James will use in his assassination efforts?
5. Who does Lippman think James Kelly is going to assassinate?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Rondheim ask Pitt and and do he and Tidi handle the question?
2. Why was the crash site chosen? What does Pitt find out as he talks to the others?
3. What does Sam Kelly ask his brother and what does his brother tell him?
4. How does Pitt act when he first arrives at the party and how is he dressed?
5. What does Pitt do when James is talking? How does James respond?
6. What plane does Pitt see in the hanger and what is interesting about it?
7. What does Kippman reveal about Hermit Limited?
8. Where does Kirsti take Pitt at the party and what does Pitt do during the event?
9. Who is Pitt pleased to see on the rescue vehicle and what happens after Pitt boards?
10. How does Pitt feel about what happened to Sam Kelly and how does he feel towards Rondheim?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
This novel is an adventure/suspense novel. Discuss one of the following:
1. Why are these types of novels popular?
2. What can a reader learn from this type of novel especially about how to deal with difficult situations?
3. Discuss how this adventure/suspense novel, written in the 1970's differs from those written in the 21st. century.
Essay Topic 2
Pitt has an immediate dislike for Rondheim and how he is treating Kirsti. Rondheim does not like Pitt either. Pitt decides to change his demeanor with Oskar; Pitt pretends, to the astonishment of Sandecker and Tidi, that he is a homosexual. Rondheim is disgusted and underestimates Pitt, which is part of Dirk's plan.
1. Do you think it is possible to dislike or like someone the moment one meets them? Why or why not?
2. Given the era in which this book was written, why do you think someone would underestimate a "homosexual?"
3. Discuss the various stereotypes and labels that occur in the above statement about homosexuals.
Essay Topic 3
Pitt is a consummate ladies man with few boundaries or shame, but he holds his friendships dearer than his desire for the beautiful Tidi. Pitt's loyalty to Sandecker runs deep, and it is obvious the old man considers Pitt to be like a son to him.
1. What do you think is meant by the first sentence above? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. Discuss in depth what loyalty to an individual means in terms of various relationships such as superior officer, friend, sibling, etc.
3. How do you think the fact that Sandecker considers Pitt to be like a son to him has been demonstrated in this book? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
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