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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is so important about the cairn?
(a) It tells him the way to the secret treasure.
(b) It indicates his way back without Oberhauser.
(c) It indicates the site of the gold bars.
(d) It tells him where the bonds are hidden.

2. What does M say to offend Dr. Fanshawe?
(a) He says art is for those that don't understand logic.
(b) He refers to the art piece as a hunk of jewelry.
(c) He says the jewelers' world is too materialistic.
(d) He calls the art abstract foolery.

3. What work of art does Dr. Fanshawe speak of that is so important to the Secret Service?
(a) Orb of Vertu.
(b) The Imperial Easter Eggs.
(c) The Portrait of a Lady.
(d) The Emerald Sphere.

4. 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.

5. In addition to Bond, who else is at Sotheby's to capture evidence of the Russian Control?
(a) M.
(b) Snowman.
(c) An MI5 cameraman.
(d) Freudenstein.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Smythe make sure of when he sees the cairn he is looking for?

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

3. What signals give Bond an idea of what kind of news to expect from his boss?

4. What is Smythe thinking when the octopus' tentacles reach out to him?

5. Why does Snowman no longer help Bond at the auction?

Short Essay Questions

1. Smythe considers court martial or committing suicide. Why is it better or worse if he decides one over the other?

2. During Smythe and Bond's talk in the living room, Smythe is slightly more relaxed to know that Bond smokes cigarettes. Why does Smythe feel this way?

3. Smythe likes to swim and feed the fishes and octopus around his villa. Describe his relationship with the sea animals by his beach.

4. Smythe expresses boredom with his life in Jamaica, yet he does little to change it. What stops Smythe from doing more with his boredom?

5. Describe how Bond and Smythe are careful about their word choice and speech as they speak about Smythe's service in WWII.

6. Describe the Emerald Sphere and why it is so revered amongst jewelers.

7. Describe Freudenstein in Bond's view. Why is he biased?

8. Why does Bond visit Kenneth Snowman and is his visit successful?

9. Bond constantly meets new characters for his job and must make judgments about them. What signs show Bond is good at reading people?

10. Signaling a bid can take many forms. What sly way does the under-bidder communicate with Peter Wilson during the auction of the Emerald Sphere? How is this harder to detect?

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