The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Test | Final 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. What is Liz's reaction to the attendance numbers for the Communist meeting she attends in East Germany?

2. During Mundt's trial, what does Fiedler argue is suspicious about Mundt's time in England?

3. Toward the end of the novel, what does Liz believe about Mundt?

4. When Leamas wakes up after being beaten, where is he?

5. What does the commissar tell Liz about what will happen to Leamas?

Short Essay Questions

1. What triggers Leamas' realization about Mundt?

2. Explain Liz's interest in the Communist party and how this influences her reaction to their invitation.

3. Is Leamas' treatment at the hands of Mundt surprising? Why or why not?

4. What is Leamas' reaction to Mundt when he begins to be interrogated by him?

5. Why does Leamas react the way that he does when Fiedler mentions Liz for the first time?

6. At the end of Chapter 20, how is Leamas feeling about his mission?

7. What does Liz's arrival at Mundt's trial tell Leamas about British intelligence?

8. What problem does Liz pose for Leamas when she enters the courtroom during Mundt's trial?

9. What does Leamas' decision on top of the border wall represent?

10. Who do both Fiedler and Leamas appear to fight against when they are surprised by guards in Chapter 16?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Leamas' final choice at the end of the novel may seem surprising to some readers, but not surprising to others. Find three examples in the text that foreshadow this ending, making sure to explain how each one directly connects to Leamas' final decision at the border crossing.

Essay Topic 2

Leamas' final choice at the end of the novel can be seen as a bit controversial. Write a 2-3 page paper, using evidence from the text, arguing that Leamas' choice was not surprising based on what you know about his character. Then, write a 2-3 page paper, using evidence from the text, aruging that Leamas' choice was completely surprising based on what you know about his character.

Essay Topic 3

The title of the book can be seen as having multiple meanings. Take a position about what you think the title means, and provide examples from the text that demonstrate Leamas' time "in the cold," a time when he is considering coming in from the cold, and a time when he has clearly come in from the cold.

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