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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 Carrie move her money?
2. Where does the Grasshopper go?
3. What does Dred get in exchange for killing the mercenaries?
4. Where do Peter and Jane plan to meet on Wednesday?
5. What is the Grasshopper?
Short Essay Questions
1. Does the mafia get what it wants out of the deal with the Roses?
2. Why does Carrie Rose think she can get away with publishing an account of the murders?
3. What does Harold Hill think after he kills Damian Rose?
4. What do state troopers find at Harold Hill's house?
5. How is Jane killed?
6. Why do Peter MacDonald and Meral Johnson go to Paris?
7. What happens to Damian when he calls the U.S. embassy to tell Brooks Campbell about Dred's final act of violence?
8. What deal does Peter make with the priest at the funeral?
9. What is Betsy Porte-Smith's role in Carrie's scheme?
10. Describe the scene outside the church where Jane Cooke's funeral is held.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss power in the novel. The Mafia, the U.S. government, the Roses, and Colonel Dred all want power, and all try to manipulate others for their own means. How do these factions try to gain power, and why? Who ultimately controls the power in the novel? How do the characters maintain power?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the portrayal of women in the novel.
1) Carrie Rose is the main female character. How is she portrayed? How is she different from the men in the book? How does Damian treat her?
2) The only other major female character is Jane. How is Jane similar to, or different from, Carrie? How does Peter treat her?
3) What does the portrayal of these two women say about the author's view of women? Why are there so few female characters in the novel?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the novel's treatment of justice. The action begins in a courtroom, but is justice meted out there? How do different characters (such as Peter, Meral, Carrie, Brooks, and Damian) view and define justice? Is justice possible in the world of the novel? Does Peter's desire for justice turn into a desire for revenge? Is there a difference?
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