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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. Of all the Olympic events underway, what event does the Newspaperman first want stopped?
2. How much money do the terrorists demand that their identified American corporations pay to the state of Israel?
3. How long is Alix's rehearsed speech that details the terrorists' demands?
4. Where is the train traveling when Alix is riding it in disguise on July 14th?
5. What two police forces surround the restaurant where Alix and Michael are meeting?
Short Essay Questions
1. What images does Alix relive in her mind as she walks and tries to clear her head in the morning the attacks are to begin?
2. What does Alix suddenly realize about David when she sees him again in the Olympic Village?
3. What is the pledge of the terrorist group?
4. What idea is first suggested by Ben-Iban, but becomes so well received that Essmann takes credit for the idea?
5. How does David's assailant catch up with David?
6. What is the effect of Alix shouting at David when he enters the restaurant in Frankfurt?
7. As the terrorist group assembles and enters the Olympic Village, what does the Fuhrer tell Alix?
8. Why does Alix insist on typing out the demand rewrites herself?
9. Why do the broadcasters report that there is hope in Moscow as the terrorists' deadline nears?
10. When Alix finally communicates with David after escaping the dragnet set up to catch her, what does she tell David?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The security precautions taken for the Moscow Olympics are seemingly unprecedented. Representatives from all of the major nations are involved and for every participant, coach, and official in attendance, there are slightly more than four security members to guard them. In spite of the extraordinary precautions, the terrorists still manage to incur their will and their wrath on the world. Give at least five reasons for the terrorists' success. Support your answer with examples from the story.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast David Strauss and Elena Strauss. How are the two characters similar? How are they different? Compare the role of the Nazis in each of their lives. How is each character affected the Nazis - both positively and negatively?
Essay Topic 3
Identify four of the members of the terrorist group by their code names and real names. Compare and contrast the backgrounds, experiences, and duties of the four group members you identify. Is each member of the group necessary? Why or why not? Is each member of the group expendable? Why or why not?
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