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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. In Chapter 20, Scott Coleman warns Michael O'Rourke that there could be trouble if Olson takes the President's side, and that Michael should do what?
2. Whom does Dr. Irene Kennedy believe is responsible for the murders of the prominent politicians?
3. Michael O'Rourke meets Scott Coleman at the cabin to discuss Olson's murder and is told what?
4. Garret listens in on a private meeting between his boss and which individual who convinces Stevens he needs his support to pass the budget?
5. Who suddenly arrives at the cabin and verifies what Scott Coleman is telling Michael O'Rourke about Olson's death?
Short Essay Questions
1. During the Situation Room meeting, McMahon plays the recording he received, and what do General Heaney and Dr. Irene Kennedy do?
2. How do Michael and Seamus O'Rourke get Senator Olson to talk about the budget summit at Camp David in Chapter 23?
3. What sort of security system does Higgins employ at his personal residence?
4. How is Olson assassinated?
5. 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?
6. Why is Scarlatti upset in Chapter 16?
7. How does the first chapter begin?
8. How is Congressman Burt Turnquist killed?
9. Roach and McMahon rush to what meeting in the White House Situation Room in Chapter 28?
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
Chapters 43 and 44 are filled with symbolism. When Michael O'Rourke spits blood at Nance, the National Security Adviser is covered which is symbolic of what? Nance is responsible for which deaths and how?
Essay Topic 2
In what ways do both Garret and Nance suffer the consequences of their actions when Coleman's group refuses to take responsibility for Olson's and Turnquist' murders?
Essay Topic 3
The author employs a continued pattern of foreshadowing that runs throughout his book, and is important as it provides harbingers that are indicative of what will transpire later in the story. In Chapter 7, what foreshadowing does Michael O'Rourke's mysterious phone call with Seamus provide? Why is Flynn's use of foreshadowing in Chapter 16 so critical to the tale? Where else is foreshadowing employed in "Term Limits?"
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