Separation of Power Test | Final Test - Hard

Vince Flynn
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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. With whom does Mitch walk out onto the dance floor at the end of the novel?

2. When Anna demands to know who Donatella is, what does Donatella answer?

3. Why does Anna break up with Mitch at the end of Chapter Twenty-Seven?

4. What lie does Steveken tell Rudin when they meet at the end of Chapter Thirty-Five?

5. When questioned by the Senate Committee, how does Irene Kennedy respond when asked if she advised the President to have the FBI raid Congressman Rudin's home?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain how, in Chapter Forty-Nine, Anna gets Mitch to understand the feelings she experienced in Milan when she didn't know if she would ever see him again?

2. Describe the Delta Force team's encounter with an Iraqi policeman en route to the hospital that is their destination.

3. How does Donatella arouse Anna's jealousy when they meet in Chapter Twenty-Seven?

4. What plan does Ben Freidman devise for dealing with Donatella in case she tells anyone about him?

5. How does Clark manipulate Rudin in Chapter Thirty-Six?

6. How does Irene Kennedy handle herself at the confirmation hearing after Rudin's accusations on Meet the Press?

7. Describe the Delta Force mission in Baghdad and explain why it is such a gamble.

8. Who approaches Anna at Leo's Restaurant in Milan in Chapter Thirty-One, and what message does he have for Anna?

9. Why does Colonel Gray want Mitch for the Delta Force's Baghdad mission?

10. How does Rudin's showing of Mitch's photo affect Mitch's ability to work under cover and how does the President counteract the damage to Mitch's reputation?

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

Separation of Power is primarily a political thriller. Discuss what factors in the plot, setting, themes, and characters identify this novel as a thriller. Are there any ways in which the novel is atypical for its genre? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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