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. Why does Banning not like Mitchell?

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

3. Where do Sage, Kridedler, and McCoy meet in New York?

4. Who is Hart's assistant drill instructor?

5. Where do Stecker and Pick find a ride from New Jersey to?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the importance of the Coastwatchers?

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

3. What happens when the radio goes off before the invasion?

4. How does Pickering respond to his promotion?

5. How does Rickabee assist Pickering?

6. What is the message that Feldt receives and why does Banning dislike Mitchell?

7. How do the Americans keep their troops fresh for the attack on Henderson Field?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe some of the settings for Line of Fire. What is the overall setting? How do the Solomon Islands change over time? How is San Francisco different from the depiction of San Diego? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did the author choose to use these places in Line of Fire?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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