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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. What is "the boom factor" ?
2. Why dos Eva record the taxi's license number?
3. How long has Mr. Pym served as a spy for the Soviets?
4. Whose speech does Burnham hear while at college in 1960?
5. Why does Pym choose Nebraska as a biographical core for his American identity?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Pym choose catering as a business?
2. Describe the difference between working in the West Wing of the White House and the East Office Building.
3. Why has Epstein turned down the job he was originally offered by the President who was then still a Senator?
4. Why is there more status in not wearing a White House pass?
5. Who is Sonja?
6. Describe the economic situation in the Soviet Union during the war.
7. Describe Ivy's understanding of Pym.
8. Does Burnham want "Q" clearance?
9. How much does Eva know about her father's espionage career?
10. What is the President in the process of doing to Burnham before he suddenly has a change of heart?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
When Burnham understands that the ship in the harbor in Havana was the Bilitis, he asks for an hour to get the situation under control.
1) How does he know he can handle this situation?
2) What do you think his motivations are? Does this have anything to do with wanting to defy Epstein?
3) What, in your opinion, is the significance of Toddy being a transsexual?
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