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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 does Marco do when he is ordered to sign the document?

2. What has the FBI come to do?

3. When does Eleanor Shaw divorce Raymond's father?

4. What does Marco do one night?

5. What does this man then give Marco?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Raymond's mother do when she finds out about her son's relationship with Jocie?

2. What happens when the President gives Shaw his medal?

3. What is learned about Eleanor in this flashback? How does Raymond feel about this?

4. Why do others not like Iselin?

5. What does Senator John Iselin proclaim?

6. What does Lieutenant General Nils Jorgenson do when Iselin brings Marco's plan to his attention?

7. Why is Raymond taken to this sanitarium?

8. What does Jorgenson do after this meeting with Marco?

9. What is known about Shaw from the beginning of this flashback?

10. What does Raymond tell his mother about Marco? How does she react?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Josie's husband has died.

Part 1) How might he have died? How do you know this?

Part 2) What purpose does his death serve for the characters in the story?

Part 3) What is the connection between his death and the theme about the love of a good woman?

Essay Topic 2

Shaw is being investigated.

Part 1) Why is he investigated? Who investigates him? How does Shaw feel about this investigation? Why?

Part 2) How does this investigation affect his life? How does it affect the Communists who have programmed him? Why?

Part 3) How does this investigation help or hurt Shaw? Why?

Essay Topic 3

A wide range of emotions are expressed in this story.

Part 1) Give four examples of emotions and when they are expressed.

Part 2) What is the purpose of this spectrum of emotions?

Part 3) How do these emotions reflect the feelings of those living at this time in history? How might it affect readers differently today? Why?

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