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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What business does Bond have with Smythe?

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

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

4. What possible danger is there if M increases the Purple Cipher's level of deception?

5. Who must Bond meet with whenever the red telephone rings?

Short Essay Questions

1. What significance is it to the British government to know that the KGB wants to pay Freudenstein?

2. 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.

3. 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?

4. 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?

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

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

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

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

9. When Dr. Fanshawe, M, and Bond are talking in M's office, Dr. Fanshawe tends to look down when he speaks to Bond. However, he immediately looks up when asked about the Emerald Sphere. Why is this?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"007 in New York" is mainly to contrast Fleming's harsher words about New York in another article. Research New York as it is in the sixties and write about whether Fleming is valid in his opinion.

Essay Topic 2

Death and murder are encountered throughout the four short stories. Describe how several characters view death, such as Smythe, Bond, Sender, Trigger, etc. What affects their feelings? Is it different when it is their own death versus someone else's? What other factors influence their thoughts on whether death should or should not occur?

Essay Topic 3

Research Fleming's biography and discuss how his real life relates to his James Bond series.

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