Separation of Power Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Whose funeral does Irene Kennedy attend in the opening scene of Separation of Power?

2. Who kills Yanta in Chapter Twenty-Four ?

3. Who recruited Donatella to become an assassin for Mossad after she overcame her drug addiction?

4. What kind of work did Brown do before he became involved with the CIA?

5. In her early twenties, what did Donatella do for a living?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mark Ellis oppose Irene Kennedy becoming the new CIA director?

2. Why doesn't Donatella tell Mitch who hired her to kill Peter Cameron the first time he asks?

3. How does the fact that Saddam Hussein has hidden his nuclear weapons under a hospital complicate any mission to seize or destroy those weapons?

4. Why does Mitch Rapp want to retire from the CIA?

5. Explain the connection between Saddam Hussein and white Mercedes sedans and how the Delta Force plans to use this connection in their mission to take out Saddam's nuclear weapons.

6. What is Ben Freidman's history with Donatella Rahn?

7. What precautions does Donatella take prior to entering her apartment in Chapter Twenty-Three?

8. Why does Donatella feel she owes Ben Freidman her loyalty?

9. What does the way Donatella greets Mitch in Chapter Sixteen indicate about her feelings for Mitch?

10. Why does Congressman Albert Rudin want to see the CIA shut down and dismantled?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the depiction of women in Separation of Power. What professions do the women in the novel have? Are any of the politicians in the story female? Do the novel's female characters exhibit typical or atypical gender role behavior for the era in which the novel is set? What do you think the book's author is trying to say about women through these characters? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Ben Freidman, Albert Rudin, Hank Clark, and Irene Kennedy all go against the rules and sometimes even break the law to achieve their goals. What is the motivation of each of these characters for their illegal or illegitimate activities? Are any of them acting for the good of others, or do they each only act out of greed? What do you think the author is saying about the world of politics through the actions of each of these characters? Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss symbolism and metaphor in Separation of Power. Give three examples of symbolism in the plays in this book and discuss what the symbols are used to convey.

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