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

2. What hotel in the family chain do Stecker and Pick wish to visit?

3. Where does Rickabee have orders for Hart to travel to?

4. What does Koffler send regarding Japanese planes headed for Guadalcanal?

5. What Battalion lands on Guadalcanal led by Edson?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Hart summoned by McCoy?

2. How does Fowler assist his wounded friend Pickering?

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

4. What does Pickering learn from the President about his assignment?

5. How does Rickabee assist Pickering?

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

7. How does Pickering respond to his promotion?

8. How is Buka Island described in Chapter 1?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Jake. What is his role in the story? What was Griffin trying to accomplish by creating Jake's character in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Pickering and McCoy are two of the most active characters in discussing their social and political beliefs.

Part 1) What is their relationship? How do they co-exist and how do they interact? What is similar about them and what is different?

Part 2) What are some events that Pickering had a direct influence upon? What are some events that McCoy had a direct influence upon?

Part 3) Which character offers support or sympathy to people that attempt to rebel against rules? Which one is stronger and why?

Essay Topic 3

Line of Fire is particularly effective in conveying meaning through powerful imagery -- powerful imagery to establish connections in the minds of readers with the story's characters and plot. Imagery is the picture we form in our minds of the story we read. It can involve, visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, kinetic, and kinesthetic. Griffin uses these imagery to translate words into a visual story that we can see and participate in within our minds. Describe the use of imagery in this novel.

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