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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. Jackson cautions Michael O'Rourke not to go to which agency?
2. Stevens is primarily concerned with how the assassinations will affect what?
3. Garret listens in on a private meeting between his boss and which individual who convinces Stevens he needs his support to pass the budget?
4. Michael O'Rourke declines Olson's request to join him in the funeral procession, but then does what?
5. The assassin in the opening scene does not regret having killed his victims as he feels they lacked what?
Short Essay Questions
1. What takes place at the meeting at Camp David in Chapter 20?
2. What happens when Michael O'Rourke hangs up on the President?
3. What are some of the things FBI Special Agent Skip McMahon recognizes upon his arrival at the three assassination scenes?
4. What results from Ted Hopkinson's polls in Chapter 10?
5. What does McMahon take in when he arrives at the scene of the Turnquist murder?
6. Why is Scarlatti upset in Chapter 16?
7. What does Augie Jackson tell Seamus and Michael O'Rourke when they travel to Georgia?
8. How is Olson assassinated?
9. Chapter 15 is short and addresses what?
10. Why does Michael O'Rourke carry a concealed gun?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In what fashion does Michael O'Rourke's involvement in the assassins' mission greatly increase in Chapter 31?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
What critical background about Michael O'Rourke's life is provided in Chapter 7 that will be important later in helping readers understand what motivates him?
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