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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the Captain ask Nick to do regarding Lorne Lutch in Chapter 13?
2. Lady Bent is particularly well-known for holding strong against which adversaries?
3. Who does Nick imagine making love to atop the nude tableau of Chapter 15?
4. Who poses as a policeman and removes Nick from the Captain's funeral at the end of Chapter 26?
5. What does the Captain want Lady Bents speaking against publicly in Chapter 16?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Nick Naylor is portrayed in the novel as a man who is consistently marginalized by society not because of race or beliefs, but because he has allied himself with a deeply unpopular entity. Write an essay about this marginalization in three parts:
Part 1) How does the Prologue of the novel express the omnipresent antipathy Nick Naylor faces in life? What does society at large dislike about what he does? How has Nick adapted to this antipathy? What defenses has he developed?
Part 2) Discuss the relationship that exists among the members of the MOD Squad in the novel. What do the three of them discuss when they meet for lunch? What do they understand about each other's life that most of society cannot?
Part 3) Describe the public attitude that surround's Nick's work, and how this attitude lends credence to the abduction and attempted murder. Are death threats a regular part of Nick Naylor's life? What precautions does the Academy take regarding these omnipresent fears?
Essay Topic 2
Throughout most of the novel, the nico-terrorists seem like a credible and immediate danger to Nick Naylor. They turn out, in the end, to be a red herring designed to catalyze Nick's public discrediting. Write an essay about this process int he novel. How are the nico-terrorists introduced? Why are they unsuccessful in killing Nick? How does the reader become aware that their organization is a farce? Sum up the essay by explaining who the terrorists, are.
Essay Topic 3
The narrative of Thank You for Smoking is peppered with interactions between Nick Naylor and individuals that he wants to encourage to join the push in improving tobacco's image. Write an essay about these interchanges. What does each person have to offer big tobacco? How does Naylor go about convincing individual in question that teaming up with the Academy is a good idea? What compromised ethics are required in this deal?
Part 1) Penelope Dent
Part 2) Jeff Megall
Part 3) Lorne Lutch
This section contains 2,285 words
(approx. 8 pages at 300 words per page)