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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. Who meets Ryan back at the office?

2. How long does it take for the trial to begin?

3. Where does the unsuccessful attacker go after the scene at the Mall?

4. It was originally suspected that the ______, a terrorist group was responsible for the attack.

5. How long does it take to repair Ryan's shoulder in surgery?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Owens still believes that the information on Miller came from the inside. Discuss Owens' theory and findings on the matter. What does Owens plan to do?

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

4. What detail about the visit from the Royals is Ryan not permitted to know? Why does it bother Ryan?

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

6. What happens to the information gathered by the recon cameras? How does it happen?

7. Why is it automatically assumed that Ryan will return to the CIA?

8. What is Ryan thinking about as he is making his way to the Mall?

9. What is the next stage of the operation for Miller and O'Donnell? What is Alex's role in the plan?

10. Who is the PIRA member discovered by the British police? What has the person supposedly done? What is the person's demeanor?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Jack Ryan begins to feel fear on a level previously unknown to him. Explain Ryan's feelings. Are they realistic? Is there a real reason to feel fear or is Ryan paranoid? What incident set off the fear? How does Ryan relate fear to the everyday life of the Prince of Wales? What does Ryan intend to discuss with the Prince? What might Ryan do to allay his fears? How do the fears affect Cathy and Sally?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Write a full character description on Alexander Constantine/Constantine Duppens. What led Alex to join up with the ULA? Was Alex ever a member of the ULA or PIRA? Is Alex a mercenary, or does he see himself as a man with a mission? What type of training did Alex have before joining the terrorist organization? The author states that Alex has his own agenda, that there is more to come after he is through with the ULA. What does Alex mean when he says there is change on the horizon and he intends to be part of it?

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