Q Clearance Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. After he confronts Epstein in the Mess, why does Burnham feel terrific?

2. Why does Ivy Peniston argue that Jerome could graduate despite failing typing?

3. Why is Ivy Peniston so upset about Jerome failing typing?

4. What does Ivy bring Mr Pym?

5. How long has Mr. Pym served as a spy for the Soviets?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Eva say that the President might have really loved Burnham?

2. What does Burnham subtly reveal to the President in his letter?

3. Why is Ivy so driven to get Jerome his diploma?

4. What sort of gift does Ivy plan to bring Mr. Pym?

5. How does Eva use her knowledge of Burnham's health issues to her advantage?

6. What does Eva learn about herself after Louise's arrest with Mengele?

7. What occurs in Chapter 8 that lets us know that Burnham is definitely "in" with the President?

8. What decision does Pym make at he end of Chapter 6?

9. Who is Sonja?

10. Why has Epstein turned down the job he was originally offered by the President who was then still a Senator?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Does the President have any strong political beliefs?

1) How do these beliefs get expressed in the plot?

2) How does Burnham influence the President? Cite 3 examples from the text.

3) Why do you think the President wants Burnham's advice?

Essay Topic 2

Does Burnham's relationship with Eva cause him to lose his job? Explain using examples from the text.

1) Did Eva care about what Burnham does for a living?

2) Did Eva enjoy spying on Burnham?

3) Does Eva help Burnham? How?

Essay Topic 3

Ivy Peniston overcomes several obstacles buring the course of the story.

Part 1) What are Ivy's obstacles?

Part 2) How does Ivy go about solving her problems?

Part 3) Do you think Ivy has a happy ending in this story? Why or why not?

(see the answer keys)

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