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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 secretly looking for?
(a) A large sum of cash.
(b) Swiss gold.
(c) Gold bars.
(d) Bonds.

2. Where are Peter Wilson's eyes looking to watch for a signal from a dealer?
(a) Far right hand corner of room.
(b) Close to Snowman.
(c) Near Bond.
(d) Near the front and center.

3. What is Smythe's real intentions with Oberhauser?
(a) To kill him.
(b) To free him whether he agrees to his conditions.
(c) To turn him over to higher authority.
(d) To interrogate him with controversial methods.

4. What does Smythe do with the paper that catches his eye?
(a) Burn it after reading.
(b) Get a transalator to read it then keeps it.
(c) Read it and then carefully keep it in his inside pocket.
(d) Hand it over to the Colonel.

5. What is the mood in the room, as Bond questions Smythe about his time in the service at the end of WWII?
(a) Vengeful.
(b) Full of convolutions and confusions.
(c) Secretive and tense.
(d) Relaxed.

Short Answer Questions

1. What tactic is used to raise a Lot's price during an auction?

2. In addition to Bond, who else is at Sotheby's to capture evidence of the Russian Control?

3. What is Smythe in search of for Professor Bengry?

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

5. What names does Bond mention that worries Smythe his time is up?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

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

5. 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?

6. When Bond visits Smythe, Bond does not reveal his true intentions immediately. However, Smythe's first thoughts are "They have... found out." What does he mean by "they" and what does this mean about his expectations of this visit?

7. Describe how Peter Wilson, the auctioneer helps set the tone and conduct of the auction?

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

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

10. Smythe ruffles through papers when one catches his eye. Describe Smythe's actions when he sees the envelope and how his actions illustrate his character.

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