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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 occupation of Lombroso?
2. What does Mr. Verloc operate?
3. What does Heat do when making his incomplete, initial report on the Greenwich Park explosion to the assistant commissioner and he is pressured to open up?
4. What does Mr. Verloc stipulate will be required to carry out Vladimir's bomb plot?
5. Although initially insisting he works independently, the professor eventually confesses that he recently had sold what?
Short Essay Questions
1. What description of the explosive device he carries on his person does the professor provide Ossipon?
2. What problems are faced by Winnie Verloc's lone, younger sibling?
3. What happens when Mr. Verloc is going around putting out the lights in the house after the Red Committee's meeting and he encounters his wife's sibling watching him?
4. How is Mr. Verloc described at the start of Chapter 2?
5. What is Mr. Verloc's attitude toward Mrs. Verloc's lone sibling?
6. What does the professor describe as his goal and what does it take to achieve it?
7. As described at the conclusion of Chapter 5, what habit does the Assistant Commissioner have that comforts him the most?
8. How does Ossipon learn it was Mr. Verloc who obtained explosives from the professor, and what is his reaction?
9. How is Winnie Verloc's appearance described?
10. How is Mrs. Verloc's younger sibling's spare time occupied and where?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Chapter 3, Stevie is able to listen to the International Red Committee members' discussion in the parlor from his position in the adjoining kitchen. Conrad allows the reader to know that Stevie is easily upset by so much as a description of cruelty toward others. This foreshadows his reactions to subsequent events. Examine what transpires in this chapter which lays the foundation for this matter in Conrad's tale. Follow it through to the conclusion of Stevie's role in Adolf Verloc's plot.
Essay Topic 2
Another theme Conrad uses is that of trust. For example, Mrs. Verloc must trust in order for her brother and mother to be accepted into her husband's home. Examine how Conrad runs this theme of trust throughout his novel through other examples.
Essay Topic 3
Mr. Verloc has friends of his who are members of the International Red Committee as guests discussing social reform and terrorism. Examine how the author uses his novel, The Secret Agent, as a satire on anarchism.
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