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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 are Smythe's "people"?
(a) The socialites he consorts with.
(b) Reef fishes.
(c) The employees at his home.
(d) Corals.

2. What does Smythe expect to get from the contents of the ammunition box?
(a) 100,000 British pounds.
(b) 50,000 German marks.
(c) 50,000 British pounds.
(d) 100,000 Jamaican dollars.

3. On Smythe's and Oberhauser's drive, what does Smythe offer Oberhauser instead of an arrest?
(a) A mountain climb and then Smythe lets him free.
(b) Freedom if Oberhauser tells him where Franziskaner halt is located.
(c) An informal interrogation in the car and then he lets him go.
(d) Freedom if Oberhauser translates papers in secrecy.

4. What does Freudenstein's grandfather do before the Russian Revolution?
(a) He makes extravagant jewelry for royalty.
(b) He is a famous painter.
(c) He polishes jewelry.
(d) He is a porcelain manafacturer.

5. What possible danger is there if M increases the Purple Cipher's level of deception?
(a) KGB kill Britain's double agent.
(b) KGB finds the truth about its false messages.
(c) Freudenstein figures it out and deceive Britain in return.
(d) The KGB send a second spy while keeping the first as a decoy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Freudenstein do that exposes her true intentions for working with the British government?

2. What does Mr. Fanshawe focus his eyes on as he speaks with Bond?

3. What department does Bond work for?

4. Against only what other art is the Emerald Sphere compared to?

5. How does Snowman know when the under-bidder begins his bids?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. 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?

4. What kind of relationship must Bond always have when he meets new people? Why?

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

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

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

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

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 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?

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