Line of Fire Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

W. E. B. Griffin
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Mid-Book 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. While Fowler calls room service, what does Pickering do?

2. What is Zimmerman a sergeant of?

3. Where are Zimmerman and McCoy stationed?

4. Where does Koffler run to as he grabs his gun and looks for the treehouse?

5. Who is sitting with the President when Fowler arrives?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Pickering respond to his ill health?

2. What does Zimmerman discover about Thomas McCoy's deployment?

3. What is happening as a result of MacArthur's orders?

4. How does Fowler and Knox try to help Pickering?

5. Why is Pluto surprised by Gregory?

6. Why is Jack relieved at Guadalcanal?

7. How does the group view McCoy on the rescue mission?

8. Why do Pick and Stecker find that they have to explain their actions often to superiors?

9. Why does McCoy not want to tell Koffler or Howard about the rescue?

10. How does Fowler assist his wounded friend Pickering?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Love and sexuality between different characters is a recurring theme in Line of Fire. How does Jake's feelings about love change from the beginning of the novel to its end? In what ways has he expanded his awareness and beliefs? Is sexuality connected to love for Jake? How does his feelings develop for Veronica and change and how does his relationship with her contrast with that of other women that he has had romantic feelings for or an idealized relationship with?

Essay Topic 2

Line of Fire is written primarily in the third-persona and omniscient point of view. Is this point of view more or less effective than telling the story from the first-person perspective of Pickering?

Essay Topic 3

Griffin espouses a radical approach to work and employment that would alter the structure of society. He describes the worker in Line of Fire as a proletariat like Marxian philosophy who is rebelling against the party in power. Describe the worker in Line of Fire. Do you think this is realistic and characteristic of today? Do you think the issues that Griffin discusses are still relevant today and if so, in what ways?

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