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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. Senator Erik Olson decides to disregard the advice of the FBI and the Secret Service and does what?
2. When killing Congressman Jack Koslowski, the assassination team goes to great pains to avoid killing a dog or the owner who is a retired what?
3. Michael O'Rourke wants to speak with Olson before the senator leaves for what event?
4. Garret feels that by telling the public the murders are an attempt to block the President's budget, they have made Stevens look what?
5. Following Mark Coleman's death, Michael O'Rourke become more dissatisfied with what?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Olson assassinated?
2. What sort of security system does Higgins employ at his personal residence?
3. What is President Stevens doing in his meeting with Stu Garret and Mark Dickson at the start of Chapter 2?
4. What happens when the Secret Service Agent in charge of Basset's protection, Agent Harry Dorle, goes to the White House after Basset's murder?
5. What does Speaker of the House Thomas Basset say on television?
6. What does Augie Jackson tell Seamus and Michael O'Rourke when they travel to Georgia?
7. Chapter 15 is short and addresses what?
8. What happens when Michael O'Rourke hangs up on the President?
9. Why is Scarlatti upset in Chapter 16?
10. What does McMahon take in when he arrives at the scene of the Turnquist murder?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Chapter 38, the Consequences theme is developed among multiple characters. What consequences does Stansfield face that are caused by his agency's use of an uncontrollable agent who is guilty of murdering foreign diplomats? What consequences are Garret and Nance facing? Michael O'Rourke is nervous about what consequences based on his knowledge of Scott Coleman's and Seamus' role in the assassinations and his own participation in Arthur's kidnapping and death?
Essay Topic 2
What games are being played in the White House that the author explores in Chapter 10? Who is pulling most of the strings? What are some examples? What false information is being fed to the Speaker of the House? What is Mike Nance encouraging the President to do with the FBI?
Essay Topic 3
How does Michael O'Rourke's friendship with Scott Coleman place him in a gray area? How does the author's provocative approach to his character's development add a very interesting aspect to the story?
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