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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. At the end of Chapter Fifty, how does Mitch get Ben Freidman to reveal the information he's been keeping secret?
2. What does Kennedy suggest the President ask the FBI to do about Rudin?
3. Why isn't Hank Clark as shocked as he pretends to be by the news that Irene Kennedy has been running illegal operations in the Middle East?
4. Whose picture does Rudin show on camera, claiming the person has killed over twenty people?
5. Who notifies the President of Rudin's death?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe how Clark resolves his problem with Rudin in Chapter Forty-Seven.
2. Why does the President want to write his own speech in Chapter Forty-Six, and why does his chief of staff not want him to write his own speech?
3. What is the code name or nickname Colonel Gray and Kennedy use for Mitch in Chapter Twenty-Six, and what does this name indicate about Mitch and his abilities?
4. How successful is Mitch's disguise as Saddam Hussein's son, Uday, once the Delta Force team arrives in Baghdad?
5. Why does Colonel Gray want Mitch for the Delta Force's Baghdad mission?
6. Describe the Delta Force mission in Baghdad and explain why it is such a gamble.
7. 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?
8. How does Clark manipulate Rudin in Chapter Thirty-Six?
9. Who does Mitch plan to disguise himself as for the mission to Baghdad and how will his disguise assist the mission?
10. When the President meets with Ben Freidman after the successful Delta Force mission in Iraq, what does Freidman think the meeting will concern and what does the meeting actually concern?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the theme of double-crossing and sabotage in Separation of Power. Which characters engage in double-crossing and sabotage? What do you think the author is trying to say through his portrayal of this theme in the novel? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 2
In Separation of Power, Anna is an NBC reporter, Senator Rubin goes on Meet the Press and the Today show, Irene Kennedy's appearance at the Senate Committee hearing is televised, and the President appears at a news conference. Discuss the influence of the media in this novel. What do you think the author is trying to say about the role of the media in American politics? Cite at least three examples from the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 3
Several assassinations and attempted assassinations occur in the novel. Discuss the theme of assassination in the story. What are the motivations for these murders and attempted murders? What theme(s) or lesson(s) do you think the author is trying to convey through these incidents? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.
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