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. How many students are in Ryan's class?

2. What name does O'Donnell use when he goes to visit Cooley?

3. Ryan is required to stay in London for whose upcoming trial?

4. Who is assigned to review the recon photos?

5. Ryan is told not to reveal any sensitive information to which person?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Ed Donoho do after learning about the accident involving Cathy and Sally? What is the result?

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

4. What misconception does Ryan have about the attack? Why is there a sense of disbelief when Ryan hears the real story?

5. What is the situation regarding Ryan's injuries? What is the status of his recovery?

6. What happens to jeopardize Ryan's anonymity? Who is going to benefit from the information?

7. Ryan does not lie about his connection to the CIA but omits some details. What is Ryan's connection to the CIA? What does Ryan tell the press?

8. What happens after Ryan hears a grenade blast? What does he order the family to do? How does Ryan know what to do?

9. Which two important figures watch the newscast? What are their individual reactions?

10. What questions does Ryan ask himself when trying to identify patterns within the terrorist network?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the beginning Ryan is clearly ill at ease in the presence of the Queen, Duke and other Royals. Discuss in detail the way the Royals are portrayed in the book. Is the portrayal accurate? Do you think Clancy has first hand knowledge of Buckingham Palace? What is the structure of the royal family? How does a monarchy operate? Does the Queen have sole power? What role does the Duke play? How does the relationship between the Royals and the Ryans change?

Essay Topic 2

Write your own international/political story based on "Patriot Games." Use Jack Ryan as the lead character. Supply complete storyboards. Include character information, plot, synopsis, etc. Explain your inspiration.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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