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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Smythe's initial reaction when he realizes Bond's purpose of visit?
(a) Gets chest pains and takes a pill.
(b) Gets overly excited and takes a large gulp of Brandy.
(c) Looks Bond in the eye to see how far he goes.
(d) Instinctively looks for ways to escape.

2. What causes the octopus to get excited as Smythe gets closer to him?
(a) The smell of the scorpion fish's poison.
(b) Smythe's call.
(c) The smell of Smythe's blood.
(d) The smell of the fresh scorpion fish.

3. What is Smythe's morning routine by 10:30 A.M.?
(a) Exercise.
(b) Have an alcoholic drink.
(c) Go fishing.
(d) Feed the fishes.

4. What tactic is used to raise a Lot's price during an auction?
(a) Using an under-bidder.
(b) Telling the auctioneer ahead of time a buyer's interest and price range.
(c) When the lead buyer looks to see who is bidding against him.
(d) False signals.

5. Bond is trying to identify the Russian Control at Sotheby's. What is the most difficult part in identifying the Russian Control?
(a) Noting the secret signal between the Russian Control and Wilson.
(b) Wilson runs the auction too speedily.
(c) The crowd at Sotheby's is too chaotic to observe carefully.
(d) Bond is unable to leave his seat and is confined to one view of the room.

6. What is etched on the Emerald Sphere?
(a) The Freudenstein family name.
(b) The Tree of Life.
(c) Map of the world.
(d) The artist's signature.

7. How long does Smythe make friends with "Pussy"?
(a) Two weeks.
(b) A year.
(c) Two months.
(d) A month.

8. What idea does Bond get in regards to Russia's local Control in London?
(a) The auctioneer is friendly with the Russian Control.
(b) Following Freudenstein may bring them to the local Control.
(c) He probably works directly with the jewelers.
(d) They can identify him at the auction.

9. What is Smythe's main duty when Germany surrenders in WWII?
(a) Interrogation of high profile Nazis.
(b) To monitor prison camps.
(c) To clean-up towns that are bombed.
(d) To clean-up Gestapo and Abwehr hideouts.

10. What is Bond's personal connection to Smythe's crime?
(a) The contents of the ammunition box are Bond's.
(b) Bond and Smythe are enemies from a previous assignment.
(c) Bond looks up to Smythe's work in the service.
(d) Oberhauser is a dear friend of Bond's.

11. What does Smythe look for on his map?
(a) Buchenwald.
(b) Franziskaner Halt.
(c) Oberammer.
(d) Munich.

12. What is Smythe preparing for since his arrival to the West Indies?
(a) A plan B that allows escape and comfortable retirement elsewhere.
(b) Oberhauser's family to find him.
(c) A questioning, such as the one Bond is giving him.
(d) A chance to leave the military past and enter the world of marine science.

13. What building does Bond work in?
(a) A non-descript brick building.
(b) A contemporary skyscraper.
(c) Whitehall.
(d) An old warehouse.

14. What does Smythe make sure of when he leaves the hut?
(a) There is no evidence of recent use.
(b) The note he leaves is noticeable immediately by anyone who walks in.
(c) The door remains open.
(d) That Oberhauser is secured inside.

15. How does Bond like the current state of crime in London?
(a) Excited by it.
(b) Cool on the outside, stressed in the inside.
(c) Unnerved.
(d) Bored with it.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of the following, which best describes Major Smythe?

2. What does Smythe want to see before he dies?

3. Who are Smythe's "people"?

4. What department does Bond work for?

5. How does Smythe get Oberhauser to stand exactly where he wants him?

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