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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 being dragged into the woods, how does the third contact feel about his fate with Webb?
2. After Webb's first meeting with McAllister, which two characters are determined to be the most likely to be able to reach Webb?
3. When he arrives in Kowloon, Webb takes a two hour limousine drive. Which of the following does not happen during this drive around the city?
4. In Chapter 2, the United States learns that Sheng is planning something. What is it that Sheng is planning?
5. What does Conklin tell the Chief of Internal Security as part of his and Webb's plan?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe McAllister's state of mind when he leaves Webb in Chapter 3, and why is this important?
2. Why is it important for Webb to contact the conspirators rather than the other way around?
3. Why might the CIA and State Department have chosen McAllister as the link to David Webb?
4. What is Conklin's and Webb's plan?
5. What does the organization of the assassin's plan tell the reader about the intention of this assassination?
6. Describe the interactions between Catherine Staples and Marie in Chapter 14.
7. How does Webb utilize the Assistant Manager and clerk at the hotel?
8. Discuss Webb's preparations for his trip to Hong Kong.
9. Why is Marie's escape from the hospital successful?
10. What is revealed at the opening of Chapter 11 through the meeting with the large Asian?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Imagery and writing style play a big role in writing suspense novels. Describe examples of imagery you found to be most effective and impressive, and discuss their significance to the novel.
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
As the protagonist, David Webb is set up to be the hero of the novel.
Part 1) Provide a definition for the term "hero."
Part 2) Do you feel Webb is a hero? Why or why not? Cite examples from the novel to support your answer.
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