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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. What recommendation does the Captain make to Nick in a call in Chapter 23?
2. What do both Senator Plum and Nick imply about the nico-terrorists in Chapter 22?
3. What does Nick leave behind when he goes into Lorne's house in Chapter 18?
4. What does the Captain do for Nick at the end of Chapter 16?
5. In Chapter 25, what crime does the Captain fear BR may be regularly committing?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the hotel that Nick goes to in Chapter 17.
2. How does Nick deal with the passage of Senator Finisterre's bill in this section?
3. In Chapter 20, how does Nick rebut Senator Finisterre's cigarette criticism on Nightline?
4. Describe the argument the MOD Squad has in Chapter 13.
5. Who is Jack Bein?
6. What does Nick think truly has happened to him since the attack?
7. Why is Nick unable to get counsel from Carlinsky in Chapter 26?
8. What plan is Senator Finisterre trying to pass through Congress in Chapter 19?
9. What do Allman and Monmaney find that prompts them to arrest Nick in this section?
10. What does Heather imply to Nick in Chapter 21?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay about the characters of BR and Jeannette. What forewarning does the reader have that these characters are both deceptive and ambitious? Why does Nick fall prey to their lies even though he knows they are not to be trusted? Specifically, what strange actions does each character undertake over the course of the novel that seem unexplainable? How are they eventually explained by the final betrayal of the novel? What do they reveal about them?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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