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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 is the first thing out of Raymond's mouth after his own name?

2. Why does the doctor say Raymond would be the perfect assassin?

3. Where does Shaw's mother shove Senator Johnny Iselin, Raymond's hated stepfather, for a photo op?

4. In a flashback to the Korean War, what are Ed Mavole and Bobby Lembeck doing?

5. What enters the Iselin home once they are lawfully wed?

Short Essay Questions

1. What takes place at their rendezvous?

2. Of what does Raymond's column consist?

3. What do Raymond and Jocie do?

4. Why do others not like Iselin?

5. How does Raymond's life change when Marco moves in?

6. How does the chapter begin?

7. What does Raymond do to Jocie's father?

8. What happens to Marco one night?

9. What does Raymond say when Marco tells him about his dreams?

10. What does Marco have Rosie do?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Raymond becomes an assassin.

Part 1) How does this happen? Why does this happen?

Part 2) What is the connection between this and the theme of man as machine?

Part 3) How does he learn he is an assassin? How does he react to this? Why does he react this way?

Essay Topic 2

Raymond Shaw receives the Medal of Honor.

Part 1) What is this? Why did he receive it? Did he earn it? Why or why not?

Part 2) How does his receiving this medal help the Communists?

Part 3) Could someone earn it today who does not deserve it? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Several flashbacks take place.

Part 1) Describe these flashbacks. What purpose do they serve?

Part 2) How does the reader learn about the various characters from these flashbacks?

Part 3) Do these flashbacks enhance the story? Why or why not?

(see the answer keys)

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