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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Whom does Nick blame on the the investigation when Heather calls him in Chapter 23?
2. What is the name of grassroots smoking group Nick speaks in front to in Chapter 16?
3. In Chapter 13, what is every member of the Academy told they will have to attend?
4. What does the Captain want Lady Bents speaking against publicly in Chapter 16?
5. In Chapter 21, what does BR inform Nick the the FBI wants to look at?
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
Write an essay about the Academy of Tobacco Studies. Begin by analyzing its name, how it is itself an act of brazen deception. Who founds the Academy, and what historical event in the late 1950's precipitates its founding? At the beginning of the novel, what is the public perception of the Academy and Nick as a representative of it? In summation, discuss how the Academy serves as a symbol for all lobbyists in the novel.
Essay Topic 3
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
This section contains 2,291 words
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