Q Clearance 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. Why does Burnham feel that no planes should fly over Georgetown?

2. How does Ivy get a closer look at Burnham's calendar?

3. Burnham's wife, Sarah, says that Derry's pubescent radicalism was due to what?

4. What does Burnham want to do with the flame thrower?

5. Why is Mr. Pym interested in Ivy?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the meeting between Ivy Peniston and Luther Joslin.

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

3. What is Pym's intention in giving Ivy the Percodan?

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

5. What is Sarah's opinion of Burnham's job?

6. What does Christopher say about Burnham and Sarah?

7. What is Burnham's health like?

8. What is Burnham feeling when he gets home?

9. Describe Timothy Burnham's job.

10. Describe the economic situation in the Soviet Union during the war.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Eva had a colorful political life in her younger years, ending with her eventually being arrested for intending to blow up the Glen Canyon Dam.

1) How does this effect Eva's relationship to Pym?

2) Do Eva and Burnham have anything in common politically? Cite examples from the book.

3) What do you think Eva will do when she doesn't have to be a spy anymore?

Essay Topic 2

Does anything Pym ever threaten or convince Eva of ever come true? Use examples from the text.

1) Does Eva enjoy living with Pym? Explain.

2) Is Eva interested in the Soviet Union?

3) Do you think Eva's relationship with Pym is helpful to her? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

What is the significance of Mengele's and Louise's arrest?

1) What does this mean for Pym?

2) What does this mean for Eva?

3) Does this event affect the espionage activities? Explain using examples from the text.

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