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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. Who must Bond meet with whenever the red telephone rings?
(a) Communications.
(b) Double O.
(c) MI5.
(d) M.

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

3. What is Freudenstein's maternal history that helps her gain British trust?
(a) Her mother participates in the resistance against the Revolution.
(b) Her mother works for the British secret service.
(c) Her mother is English.
(d) Her grandmother is friends with Churchill.

4. What does Smythe miss, despite his frustration when it happens?
(a) Dr. Greave's nagging.
(b) Mary's nagging.
(c) "Pussy's" grabbing.
(d) His "people's" aggressive behavior.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Bond mention to seal the fact that he knows about Smythe's past?

2. What is Smythe's main duty when Germany surrenders in WWII?

3. What does Smythe make sure of when he leaves the hut?

4. What identifies Smythe to his crime?

5. Wartski's storefront can be described as __________.

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. As Smythe ponders his decision to either return to England or end his life, he remembers his social plans of the night. Why does this routine cheer Smythe up all of a sudden, despite his dislike for his daily life?

3. Bond is not a major character in Octopussy and his role is very minor compared to his usual services for the British Secret Service. How and why does he enter Smythe's life?

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

5. Explain persona non grata and how its declaration of Piotr Malinowksi helps the United Kingdom.

6. Bond attempts to identify the Russian spy, even before Lot 42 is exhibited. What does he do to prepare himself and what works against him?

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

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

9. Why does the KGB go through troubles of sending an expensive jewelry piece with a fake provenance, rather than pay a large sum to their double agent?

10. When Smythe realizes he is pricked by the scorpion fish, what is his reaction and what does this say about his ability to feel?

(see the answer keys)

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