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. With whom are Stecker and Pick supposed to meet in Washington D.C.?

2. What do Hart and Pick take the plane out even though Pick has never flown it before?

3. How long was Pickering supposed to stay at the hospital?

4. Where is Feldt the Commanding Officer?

5. What did Pickering leave behind at the hospital before he came to the suite?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Pick respond to news of his father's illness?

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

3. How does McCoy assist the war effort in Guadalcanal?

4. How does Thomas McCoy pose a problem for the Marines?

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

6. Why does Hart hate Warren?

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

8. How does Pickering respond to his ill health?

9. How is Buka Island described in Chapter 1?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Motive is a powerful driving force behind action. Why is motive important in determining the actions and behavior of the soldiers? What are the motives of McCoy? How do they contrast with that of Pickering or Jake? Where do they coincide?

Essay Topic 2

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?

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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