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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 know which way to go?
3. Who is Dean Kippman?
4. What is wrong with James Lillie?
5. What is scattered around Pitt and the others?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens right as Pitt is looking for a way to leave the trophy room?
2. What does James Kelly explain to the group about Hermit Limited?
3. How does Pitt feel about what happened to Sam Kelly and how does he feel towards Rondheim?
4. Why does Rondheim recite the Rime of the Ancient Mariner? What is Pitt's reaction?
5. What does Rondheim ask Pitt and and do he and Tidi handle the question?
6. Where is Sandecker at the beginning of Chapter 20; who is with him; and what does that person say?
7. What does Pitt do when James is talking? How does James respond?
8. How does Pitt act when he first arrives at the party and how is he dressed?
9. Where does Pitt go after their boating incident? Who takes him and how does Pitt feel about that person? Who does Pitt find?
10. What does Kippman reveal about Hermit Limited?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Danger increases as the Pitt realizes he can't even trust his own military with the truth and must continue spinning lies to keep them off balance.
1. Discuss what has occurred in the first four chapters of the book that would make Pitt believe he can't trust the U.S. military.
2. Do you think the military can be trusted in real life? Why or why not?
3. Pitt seems to be fighting lies with lies? Does this seem to be the best way to go about this? Use examples to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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