Line of Fire Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

W. E. B. Griffin
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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. What is McCoy's nickname?

2. What does Howard have as he parachutes?

3. Where does Foster tell Hart to go to find the Foster plane?

4. When does Ken plan on marrying Sage?

5. Where does McCoy and Moore secure rooms at?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Pickering argue about with Fowler in order to get out of the Navy?

2. How does Fowler assist his wounded friend Pickering?

3. How does Rickabee assist Pickering?

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

5. How do McCoy and Sage make their plans together?

6. What is the formality that Fowler experiences when he travels to the White House?

7. How does Koffler avoid detection by the Betty Bombers?

8. What does Koffler do to warn others about the Japanese planes?

9. How do Pickering and Stecker end up in Pensacola?

10. How does Pickering respond to his promotion?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Courage and honor are themes that occur throughout the book. Who is courageous? Who is honorable? What events call upon courage or honor in individual characters? Who responds and in what ways? Who emerges in a powerful way as a result of courageous action?

Essay Topic 2

The author uses more than one iteration on the motif of security. Identify at least two motifs about security and intelligence. Then cite an example to support each answer.

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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