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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 does Dyanna learn from Connie and Dolores?
2. Once he gets started, what does the President open the news conference with?
3. How does Pym get in to the crowded bar?
4. As he gazes out the window, what is the President about to ask of Burnham?
5. What Ancient Greek city does Pym compare the bar to?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Burnham realize after the ordeal of his first Cabinet meeting?
2. How does Eva use her knowledge of Burnham's health issues to her advantage?
3. How does Ivy come to be on the evening news?
4. Describe Burnham's feelings when the President informs him he is to write his memoirs.
5. What occurs in Chapter 8 that lets us know that Burnham is definitely "in" with the President?
6. What does Burnham do after he steals the tapes he needs to blackmail Epstein?
7. Describe Burnham's opinion on the Invasion of the Honduras.
8. How does the President explain Burnham to the press?
9. What is Pym relieved about when he called Teal?
10. What does Eva think of Burnham?
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
Hal proves to be an important ally to Eva and Burnham throughout the story.
1) What motivates Hal to be so helpful?
2) Does Hal have any family or friends that we know about?
3) Does it surprise you that Hal is able to talk to Epstein?
Essay Topic 3
Dyanna's takes her position as Burnham's secretary very seriously.
1) What are Dyanna's personal circumstances?
2) What motivates Dyanna to help Burnham be successful?
3) Do you think Burnham is attracted to Dyanna? Explain using examples from the book.
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