Thank You for Smoking Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 25, what crime does the Captain fear BR may be regularly committing?

2. What does Jeff Megall send to pick up Nick instead of a Mustang in Chapter 17?

3. In Chapter 13, what is every member of the Academy told they will have to attend?

4. Who has recently interviewed Polly in Chapter 20?

5. Why did the Captain place a spy in BR's office?

Short Essay Questions

1. What concerns has the Captain long had about BR that he reveals in Chapter 25?

2. How does Nick deal with the passage of Senator Finisterre's bill in this section?

3. Describe the argument the MOD Squad has in Chapter 13.

4. What do Allman and Monmaney find that prompts them to arrest Nick in this section?

5. How does Nick convince Lady Bent to speak against trade regulations in Chapter 16?

6. How is Nick's tryst in Chapter 15 with Jeannette odd?

7. How does Nick convince Lorne Lutch to take the bribe in Chapter 18?

8. Why does Nick decide to go to Winston-Salem in Chapter 25?

9. How does the film footage in Chapter 23 look?

10. Describe the hotel that Nick goes to in Chapter 17.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Nick Naylor is a dynamic protagonists who achieves dizzying heights and harrowing lows over the course of the novel. Write an essay on the scope of his rise and fall, dividing it into a first part about his high water mark. What is the greatest level of power that Nick achieves as a lobbyist in the novel? The second part should deal with his deepest low. What betrayals and freak incidents contribute to this precipitous fall? In summation, discuss what Nick learns from these events.

Essay Topic 2

The MOD Squad is a compelling device in the novel. It allows several characters, particularly Nick, to speak honestly about their industry and the world of lobbying in general. Write an essay about the role of the MOD Squad in the novel. How do the three merchants of death relate to each other? What information do they discuss that they could not discuss with the general public? What arguments do they have? Describe each individual relationship within the group.

Essay Topic 3

Buckley uses setting in Thank You for Smoking to show the different fiefdoms created by powerful industries in America. Write an essay about the three most prevalent locations in the novel. What industry does the reader associate with each setting? How does this industry permeate every aspect of this setting? What characters are most dominant in each city, and how do they affect their surroundings in a palpable way?

Part 1) Washington, DC

Part 2) Los Angeles

Part 3) Winston-Salem

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