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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, who does Nick pretend to be to get into Captain's hospital room?
2. What do both Senator Plum and Nick imply about the nico-terrorists in Chapter 22?
3. What cryptic comment does Gomez O'Neal make to Nick at the end of Chapter 13?
4. In Chapter 17, what does Jack Bein do to kill time with Nick while they wait for Jeff to be ready?
5. What do the FBI agents find in Nick's apartment in Chapter 22?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Nick's tryst in Chapter 15 with Jeannette odd?
2. What plan is Senator Finisterre trying to pass through Congress in Chapter 19?
3. What does Nick think truly has happened to him since the attack?
4. How does Nick convince Lorne Lutch to take the bribe in Chapter 18?
5. What issues in Chapter 19 make Nick uneasy about agrees to a deal with Jeff Megall?
6. Describe the hotel that Nick goes to in Chapter 17.
7. How does Nick convince Lady Bent to speak against trade regulations in Chapter 16?
8. What do Allman and Monmaney find that prompts them to arrest Nick in this section?
9. What deal do Jeff Megall and Nick discuss in Chapter 17?
10. Why is Nick unable to get counsel from Carlinsky in Chapter 26?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay about the character of Lorne Lutch. Begin the essay by discussing what famous real-life icon he is based on. Why does his anti-smoking crusade seem infinitely more sincere than that of Senator Finisterre and Gordan Craighead? Discuss the moment when Nick bribes him. How does Nick manage to convince Lorne to sacrifice his ideals? What is the significance of Nick's decision to lie about Lorne's decision at the end of the novel?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Although the novel is told from a third-person point-of-view, much of the action is left in a sort of uncertain state. Write an essay about information withheld by the narrator in the novel. What is the purpose of withholding information? How does the omitting of this information place the reader very much in the same situation as Nick Naylor? Is all of this information connected to the main betrayal at the end? Sum up the essay by discussing the importance of the revelations in the final chapters.
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