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 does Foster tell Hart to go to find the Foster plane?

2. Where are Pickering's uniforms from?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when the house detective comes to Hart's suite?

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

3. Why is Ellen upset with the men at the cottage?

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

5. How does Pickering respond to his promotion?

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

7. What does Operation Pickle involve?

8. What does Ellen decide to do when she is forced to move out of the cottage?

9. How do the Americans repel the Japanese attack on Guadalcanal?

10. Why does Hart hate Warren?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

In Line of Fire, money is associated with privilege and forgery along with the illusion of security or freedom through mastery or manipulation. Who has money? Who lacks it? Who is obsessed with it?

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