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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is supposedly being sent to Libya in order to secure arms in the exchange?
2. What room does Garrigan discover has already been sacked when he wanders the halls?
3. After speaking with Amin, Garrigan thinks that he really must fasten the _____________ around the door again.
4. What happens to Garrigan once he emerges from his hiding place after the van incident?
5. Garrigan is done writing, but is haunted by the image of ___________ as it seems to be everywhere.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
As is the case with many books, the narrator may or may not be as reliable as the reader wants them to be.
Part 1: Does Garrigan seem to be a reliable narrator? Why or why not?
Part 2: Who might have been a better narrator for this story? Why?
Part 3: In what ways does the narrator affect the story for a reader? How does their version of events affect a story?
Essay Topic 2
When Garrigan learns of the deaths of both of his parents, he makes the decision not to return to England to see them.
Part 1: Do you think Garrigan made the right decision to not go to see his parents and his family? Why or why not?
Part 2: Garrigan is beginning to believe he is growing callous. Do you agree with his assessment? Why or why not?
Part 3: How might you have reacted to the news of your parents' deaths while you were far away?
Essay Topic 3
The violence in this story is unsettling to the reader and to the characters who are observers of the violence.
Part 1: Why do you think that dictators so often use violence as a way to control their people?
Part 2: Do you think violence is the only method of completely controlling one's land and one's people? Why or why not?
Part 3: It's said that violence is never the answer. Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?
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