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. What type of farm does Lorne Lutch have?

2. Why is Nick not seated near Senator Finisterre on Nightline in Chapter 20?

3. What conclusion about the deal does Nick give Jeff Megall at the end of Chapter 19?

4. In Chapter 15, which of the following is not an odd sexual proclivity of Jeannette's?

5. What is the name of the hotel where Nick is staying in Chapter 17?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is odd about Monmaney and Allman's question is Chapter 14?

2. What does Heather imply to Nick in Chapter 21?

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

4. What does Nick think truly has happened to him since the attack?

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

6. Why is Nick unable to get counsel from Carlinsky in Chapter 26?

7. What problem is the Academy having in Asia?

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

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

10. Describe Nick's arrest in Chapter 24?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The world of tobacco in Buckley's novel is divided into two groups: the old-school manufacturers and the slick image men who try to sell the industry to the country. Write a essay about this conflict, focusing on each side individually:

Part 1) The old style of tobacco men is represented most clearly by the character of the Captain. What does the old man value in business? Why does he take to Nick Naylor so fervently? How are his views considered antiquated by the new guard, and how does his death mark the passing of an era?

Part 2) The new style of image and branding is perhaps best represented by the slick, deceptive BR. What does he want to do to change the Academy, and how do these changes jive with the old style of men like the Captain? What kind of support does BR have at the Academy, and how is his power derived almost exclusively from lies and treachery?

Essay Topic 2

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

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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