Line of Fire Test | Final 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. What role does Godfrey have that reveals his surprising knowledge about the mission?

2. With whom does Moore share a suite at the Foster Lafayette Hotel?

3. What does Ellen protest against initially that McCoy says about the cottage?

4. What island does McCoy have experience on?

5. Where is Jack when he hears about his son?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is surprising about the Japanese attack on Guadalcanal?

2. What does Galloway say and do for the Dauntess pilots?

3. Why is Jack relieved at Guadalcanal?

4. How do Rickabee and Pickering differ on the rescue mission?

5. Why does McCoy not want to tell Koffler or Howard about the rescue?

6. After Ernie leaves the suite, what do the naval men discuss?

7. Why is Galloway angry at Pick and Dick in the Wildcats?

8. How does Godfrey exhibit his courage?

9. What does Banning think of Ellen and of Pickering's security?

10. What is the message from the Pelican and how is it translated?

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

Griffin uses some important instances of foreshadowing in Line of Fire. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an example of foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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