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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What impressive feet does the actress do in footage Nick watches with Jeff Megall in Chapter 23?
2. Who is arrested along with Nick in Chapter 24?
3. In Chapter 19, how much money does Jeff Megall say the studio requires for both the stars to smoke?
4. Who does Nick imagine making love to atop the nude tableau of Chapter 15?
5. What response to the probably passage of the skull-and-crossbones label does Nick suggest in Chapter 22?
Essay Topic 1
Nick Naylor is a dynamic protagonists who achieves dizzying heights and harrowing lows over the course of the novel. Write an essay on the scope of his rise and fall, dividing it into a first part about his high water mark. What is the greatest level of power that Nick achieves as a lobbyist in the novel? The second part should deal with his deepest low. What betrayals and freak incidents contribute to this precipitous fall? In summation, discuss what Nick learns from these events.
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
The MOD Squad is a compelling device in the novel. It allows several characters, particularly Nick, to speak honestly about their industry and the world of lobbying in general. Write an essay about the role of the MOD Squad in the novel. How do the three merchants of death relate to each other? What information do they discuss that they could not discuss with the general public? What arguments do they have? Describe each individual relationship within the group.
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