Patriot Games 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. Where is Ryan taken after leaving the hospital?

2. What is the name of the defense attorney in the trial?

3. How long does it take for the officers to verify Ryan's credentials?

4. What sport did Ryan play in younger days?

5. The British police get a tip about which PIRA member?

Short Essay Questions

1. What skills are possessed by the unnamed attacker? What is the man's opinion of Jack Ryan?

2. Owens and Ashley look into Watkins' military history. What is learned about Watkins and what may have turned him against the crown?

3. What does Breckenridge arrange after the man is apprehended at the gatehouse? Who is the strange man? What is the man's history?

4. What is the reaction of Kevin O'Donnell when he sees the news coverage of the Miller trial?

5. What is the catalyst for Ryan to agree to sign on to the CIA? What is Greer's reaction?

6. What is being tracked at the terrorist training camp? What is the purpose of the tracking system?

7. What information does the doctor give to Ryan and Jackson regarding Cathy's condition? What is said about Sally?

8. The reader is introduced to Dennis Cooley, a bookstore owner. Discuss Cooley and why he is an important part of the story.

9. What valuable information is learned about Alex? What seems to be Alex's main goal?

10. What is the plan to raid Camp 18? What actually happens?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the actions of Ryan and Cathy during the initial shoot out. Which instinct was the most automatic? Which was the strongest? Which person acted first? Do you think that the instinct to fight is stronger than the instinct to protect a spouse or child? Examine this thought and use evolutionary psychology to support your opinions.

Essay Topic 2

Watkins is a known member of the ULA. Discuss Watkins' involvement. Why do you think Watkins turned against the Crown? Do you think Watkins was bitter over the tragedy during his military years? What happened in the tragedy? Do you think Ashley was right in his assumptions about Watkins? Where does Watkins fit into the ULA? What is the relationship between Watkins and O'Donnell?

Essay Topic 3

There is a great deal of political intrigue involved in the book. This is a common theme for Tom Clancy. Write about Clancy's work. What other books involve Jack Ryan and/or similar themes to the ones presented in "Patriot Games?" Why do you think Clancy is so fascinated with terrorists and international intrigue? What is Clancy's background? How many books has Clancy written? Have you ever read any of Clancy's other books?

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