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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Ryan finds that he is living with an extraordinary amount of ____ in his life.
2. What is the name of the man apprehended at the gatehouse?
3. Who notices the flame headed toward Cathy's car?
4. Whose plan has just come to fruition?
5. What is Alex's first reaction to the fact that the gun had been recovered?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Prince and Princess of Wales, the Queen of England and the Duke of Edinburgh are all important characters in the book. Explain why Clancy never uses their names. Do you think the prince and princess are Charles and Diana? Do you think the Queen is Elizabeth II? Do you think the Duke of Edinburgh is Prince Phillip? If not, who might they be? Why does Clancy avoid using their names? Do you think Clancy did not want to name them directly for personal reasons? Do you think that Clancy chose not to name them so the references would not date the book? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Write a bio on Sergeant Major Noah Breckenridge. Breckenridge turns out to be a valuable character in the book. Explain Breckenridge's career, what part he plays in the story and why his presence is valuable.
Essay Topic 3
Jack Ryan is a historian at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. What does it mean to be a historian? Does Ryan teach about history, about the Navy, or something else entirely? What type of students does Ryan have? What else is Ryan called upon to do other than teach? What part of Ryan's job took him to the UK in the first place? How does Ryan's experience switch from the Naval Academy to the CIA? What is Ryan's military training and history? Do you think Ryan is the best person to sign on to the CIA for this case? Explain.
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