Q Clearance Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Peter Benchley
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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 are the two people Ivy sees in the corridor?

2. What is removed from the basement of the West wing in order to make space for Warner Cobb's office?

3. What does Mr. Renfro bring to Burnham's office?

4. Burnham's son, Christopher, is reading the horoscope from which magazine?

5. When he meets him at the Mess, what does Cobb have to tell Burnham about?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Pym choose catering as a business?

2. What does Christopher say about Burnham and Sarah?

3. Who is Sonja?

4. What is Burnham's health like?

5. Why is there more status in not wearing a White House pass?

6. What is the President in the process of doing to Burnham before he suddenly has a change of heart?

7. What does Renfro not have a sense of humor about?

8. What manner of relationship does Ivy have with Mr. Pym?

9. Describe Timothy Burnham's job.

10. Describe the difference between working in the West Wing of the White House and the East Office Building.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Burnham always seems to be in the right place at the right time. Through a series of semi-comical events, his career as a speech writer causes him to become the President's right hand man.

Part 1) What role does Dyanna play in Burnham's success and what is she motivated by?

Part 2) Is Burnham interested in being so close to the President and does this change in the course of the book?

Part 3) Who is Burnham's favorite author and how does this influence his advice to the President?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

(see the answer keys)

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