Octopussy Test | Final 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 is Paul Sender's job?

2. Of the listed, which is NOT a place Bond reminisces about?

3. What is M's attitude when Bond meets with him?

4. When the person meets Bond for the rendezvous, what is the person's reaction to Bond's news?

5. Why does Bond end up choosing The Edwardian Room for lunch?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is "007 in New York" set up differently in its storytelling than the previous three stories in the novel?

2. Why does Bond fail to kill Trigger despite his perfect aim at the shooting range?

3. Describe M as he gives an assignment that involves murder. How does this show his feelings in regards to his men?

4. How does "007 in New York" meet the needs of American readers?

5. For whom and why does Ian Fleming write "007 in New York"?

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

7. How does Bond spend his first free afternoon? How does virtue triumph in this situation?

8. How is the plot of "007 in New York" different from the other plots in the book?

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

10. How does Bond's description of the cello player foreshadow her involvement with his assignment?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Common government laws such as that under British, American and Russian rule do not allow murder without punishment. However, each of these governments are fully aware of assignments that include snipers and murders to occur under government departments. According to each of these governments, when is murder necessary? When is it valid?

Essay Topic 3

Smythe is hardly a man of determination, yet he feels the need to see through with his octopus experiment before he dies. Why does he feel this need? What satisfaction does this give him in the last minutes of his death?

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