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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 reason does Nick give the viceroy in Chapter 16 for needing to speak in the bathroom?
2. What does Heather tell Nick when she calls him back in Chapter 15?
3. What were the boxes of condoms what Jeannette kept handing Nick during sex?
4. How does Nick physically react to the cigarette he smokes in Chapter 13?
5. What does the Captain say Nick should ask Lutch to do in return for the Academy's money in Chapter 14?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Nick deal with the passage of Senator Finisterre's bill in this section?
2. What does Nick think truly has happened to him since the attack?
3. Describe the hotel that Nick goes to in Chapter 17.
4. What plan is Senator Finisterre trying to pass through Congress in Chapter 19?
5. What vision does Nick have at the beginning of Chapter 15?
6. How has Sven improved the anti-underage-smoking campaign in Chapter 13?
7. How does the film footage in Chapter 23 look?
8. What concerns has the Captain long had about BR that he reveals in Chapter 25?
9. What request does the Captain make of Nick in Chapter 13?
10. Describe the argument the MOD Squad has in Chapter 13.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
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?
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