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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. Michael O'Rourke declines Olson's request to join him in the funeral procession, but then does what?
2. Early in the investigation, McMahon and Kennedy become aware of what?
3. Stevens arrives at Camp David and asks a senior agent how the killers knew what?
4. Michael O'Rourke is not comfortable with the idea that politicians are being killed, but he sympathizes with the killers and their disgust with what in America?
5. In Chapter 8, Stevens refers to the killers as what during his televised news broadcast?
Short Essay Questions
1. What transportation arrangements does Warch make in Chapter 17 between the White House and Camp David?
2. What does McMahon take in when he arrives at the scene of the Turnquist murder?
3. What happens when Michael O'Rourke hangs up on the President?
4. What does Speaker of the House Thomas Basset say on television?
5. At Blacky's Bar, what does Michael O'Rourke tell his girlfriend about the killers?
6. What are some of the things FBI Special Agent Skip McMahon recognizes upon his arrival at the three assassination scenes?
7. What is some important information about Michael O'Rourke's background that the reader learns in Chapter 7?
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. Chapter 15 is short and addresses what?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?"
Essay Topic 3
How does Vincent Flynn use the first two chapters to examine the contrast between the personalities of Michael O'Rourke and Stu Garret? In what way do these two characters fall into the ongoing theme of "Good versus Evil?"
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