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

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

3. What is Dr. Fanshawe's expertise in?
(a) Architecture.
(b) Antique jewelry.
(c) Paintings.
(d) Geology.

4. What is Smythe in search of for Professor Bengry?
(a) A scorpion fish.
(b) An octopus.
(c) A butterfly fish.
(d) A rare coral.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Bond hoping for to affirm his suspicions of who the Russian Control is?

2. How does Bond like the current state of crime in London?

3. What practical use does the Emerald Sphere serve?

4. What marking is on the contents of the ammunition box?

5. Why is Smythe nervous of smoke and noise on top of a mountain?

Short Essay Questions

1. Although Bond is there to return Smythe to England, how does Bond show mercy towards the man?

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

3. Freudenstein works in London with the Purple Cipher. Describe Freudenstein's role in the espionage world.

4. 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?

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

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

7. 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?

8. How does Bond show that he loves and thrives off drama? Give examples from "The Property of a Lady".

9. What are the purposes of the women's orchestra? Why do they visit the municipal building every night the week Bond has his mission?

10. 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?

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