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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. After Webb's first meeting with McAllister, which two characters are determined to be the most likely to be able to reach Webb?
2. What does Webb try to prevent Assistant Hotel Manager Liang from doing?
3. How does Webb access the green van at the Shumchun Reservoir?
4. In Chapter 1, how does the assassin arrive at the cabaret?
5. How are McAllister and Webb alike?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe David Webb's distrust of the U.S. government.
2. What is revealed at the opening of Chapter 11 through the meeting with the large Asian?
3. What clue from Marie's story does McAllister discover from the Treadstone-71 file?
4. How does Webb use his skills to "arrange" a meeting with the impostor Bourne?
5. At the beginning of Chapter 16, why does Webb now disagree with his wife, believing that he is indeed a killer?
6. Why might Webb want to find out about Medusa after his wife first disappears?
7. What does Webb's reaction to receiving Marie's note tell the reader about the couple's relationship?
8. Describe McAllister's state of mind when he leaves Webb in Chapter 3, and why is this important?
9. Describe the setting and mood of Chapter 1.
10. What is the importance of the meeting between Webb and McAllister in Chapter 3?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Consider the quote, "Nothing endures but change" (Heraclitus). Discuss how this quote applies to this novel considering both the plot and the characters. Cite examples to support your reasoning.
Essay Topic 2
Significant attitude changes have occurred over the past few decades regarding the roles of females and males in society.
Part 1) Do you think Catherine and Marie are viewed as traditional or progressive women in this novel? Support your position with examples from your own experience, or from examples in the novel.
Part 2) If you could change either (or both) of these characters, what changes would you make and why?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and explain the significance of the night of the great blade.
Part 1) What suspense does this scene add to the novel?
Part 2) How is this similar to, or different from, what you would have expected from Sheng?
Part 3) What significance does this scene have for Webb/Bourne?
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