Octopussy Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 signals give Bond an idea of what kind of news to expect from his boss?

2. How does Bond feel about Snowman by the end of his visit to Wartski's?

3. What is Smythe preparing for since his arrival to the West Indies?

4. What is so important about the cairn?

5. What last hint does Snowman give Bond?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe the crossing point for Number 272. How is the area good or bad for 272, Trigger and Bond?

4. Summarize Bond's mission and why it is to be kept from U.S. knowledge.

5. Explain Number 272 and what the plans are. How is Bond involved?

6. According to Fleming, describe the four types of drunk in which Smythe falls into.

7. Describe the atmosphere of Sotheby's, the night of the auction of the Emerald Sphere? What are the rooms and people like?

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

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

10. Describe Times Square in the eyes of James Bond. What does Bond like about the area?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In order to work for the Secret Service, the person is ideally focused on the assignment, but everyone is human, including Bond. How does Bond show vulnerability in his character that works against him as a secret service agent?

Essay Topic 2

Bond is given a range of assignments that does not always include a tangible weapon but he still manages to get what he wants. Find examples in each of the story of how Bond uses a variety of weapons to get what he needs. Consider more than just tangible objects. For example, the cello player uses her femininity as a weapon to save her own death even without knowing it.

Essay Topic 3

"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.

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