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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. Who does the two visitors propose accompany David on his new trip?
2. When David is sitting on the hillside overlooking the Olympic Village, whose familiar face does he see in the crowd?
3. Of all the Olympic events underway, what event does the Newspaperman first want stopped?
4. How long is Alix's rehearsed speech that details the terrorists' demands?
5. After escaping from the room where the athletes are being held hostage, who attempts to shoot Alix in the hallway?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the effect of Alix shouting at David when he enters the restaurant in Frankfurt?
2. Why is David surprised when the Soldier takes him to meet the Fuhrer and the Fuhrer turns out to be Benjamin Rabinowitz?
3. What unnerves David as he is reading the prepared sheets about the Moscow Olympic Village?
4. What does David realize about Alix as he listens to her explanation of why his wife, grandmother, and brother were all killed on Benjamin's orders?
5. How does David's assailant catch up with David?
6. What does David learn about Elena and Nick's death that he has trouble comprehending?
7. What do the two visitors who arrive at David's home ask him to do?
8. What idea is first suggested by Ben-Iban, but becomes so well received that Essmann takes credit for the idea?
9. What does the Soldier tell the Engineer and Architect before they get down to business?
10. Why does David chase the Soldier after seeing him near the Olympic Village?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
David Strauss and Benjamin Rabinowitz meet two times in the story. Describe the situation surrounding each of these meetings. Examine how the first meeting impacts the second meeting.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the organizational structure of the terrorist group with the intelligence community out to stop them at the Moscow Olympics. Compare the groups in terms of personnel, degree of loyalty, willingness to achieve their goal, and overall success achieved. How are they similar? How are they different? Which group is more successful and why? Support your answer with examples from the story.
Essay Topic 3
Several times in the story, David seeks the solace of time alone in order to regroup, deal with his feelings, and regain his focus.
a. Identify at least three times in the story where David is alone.
b. Compare and contrast each of these events in terms of the situation David is trying to understand, the effect of his alone time, and the situation that immediately follows this time.
c. How might David's actions have impacted the story's plot if he hadn't had this time to himself?
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