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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. Who does Lippman think James Kelly is going to assassinate?
2. How does Pitt feel towards many of the people on the plane?
3. What does Rondheim do to Pitt?
4. What does Pitt hear when he wakes up?
5. How does Pitt get to the airport?
Short Essay Questions
1. What plane does Pitt see in the hanger and what is interesting about it?
2. What does Pitt see when he first wakes up after the poetry party?
3. What does Kippman reveal about Hermit Limited?
4. How does Pitt feel about what happened to Sam Kelly and how does he feel towards Rondheim?
5. What is Sandecker's response to the man in his office and what does Pitt say?
6. Where does Kirsti take Pitt at the party and what does Pitt do during the event?
7. Who is the man in Sandecker's office and what does he tell Pitt?
8. What does Rondheim ask Pitt and and do he and Tidi handle the question?
9. What does Sam Kelly ask his brother and what does his brother tell him?
10. What does Pitt do in order to get help?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Tidi reacts hysterically to the fact the men in the hydrofoil are killed, but this gives Sandecker and Pitt a chance to explain their motives and their philosophy that it is better for them to survive than be killed by Oskar's henchmen.
1. Explain why one might judge the above statement to be sexist. Use examples from the book and real life to support your answer.
2. Realistically, shouldn't everyone, man or woman, get upset when people are killed? Do you agree with this statement? Explain why or why not.
Essay Topic 2
Choose one of the following to discuss:
1. Compare and contrast the characters Dirk Pitt and Oskar Rondheim.
2. Compare and contrast the characters Tidi and Kirsti.
3. Compare and contrast the characters James Kelly and Sam Kelly.
Essay Topic 3
Kelly speaks of goodness, of re-writing history, of compassion for the masses; yet his actions are tinged with violence. James Kelly has worthy goals and ideals, but he has surrounded himself with ruthless killers in order to accomplish these ideals.
1. James Kelly seems to believe the end justifies the means. Discuss what this concept means in relationship to what James Kelly says he is trying to do.
2. Discuss the concept that good which associates itself with evil cannot long survive in view of the above statement.
3. Throughout history there have been people who believe they know what is best for everyone and attempt to impose their will on the "masses." Following research, compare an incident in history of this type of situation to the one James Kelly is attempting.
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