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 Ken have to report to for duty that Sage plans on accompanying him to?

2. Where does Hart attend boot camp?

3. What tells Pick that they do not have his departure clearance and to land immediately?

4. When does Ken plan on marrying Sage?

5. What does Reeves build the treehouse for?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Pickering respond to his ill health?

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

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

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

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

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

9. What is the importance of the Coastwatchers?

10. What is the significance of the crates in the freighter that docks in Melbourne?

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

One of the main themes in the book is ethical and social responsibility. List at least four examples where Griffin employs this specific theme. Is the battle between making ethical choices obvious or subtle? What characters are involved in this kind of battle? Do you think the right person or group won? Does good always triumph over evil in the case of Line of Fire ethics? Where do these definitions appear vague or incomprehensible?

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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