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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. Why does Yao Ming claim to have kidnapped Marie?
2. What does McAllister suggest about Yao Ming in Chapter 3?
3. From what disease does David Webb suffer?
4. What does Marie take from the hospital guard?
5. Who does the assassin responsible for the deaths in the cabaret turn out to be?
Short Essay Questions
1. Do you agree with Marie's thinking that Webb's memories of Burma are healthy?
2. How does Webb convince Marie that it must be him to go on the mission to confront Sheng?
3. Why is the oath of silence is so important to Ambassador Havilland?
4. Why is Marie's escape from the hospital successful?
5. Describe the character of Alexander Conklin.
6. Which Webb/Bourne identity ultimately kills Sheng at the meeting in the clearing?
7. Describe the change in perspective the reader is shown in McAllister's character in Chapter 35.
8. How does the author use foreshadowing at the end of Chapter 30?
9. What does the organization of the assassin's plan tell the reader about the intention of this assassination?
10. What does the reader see in Marie's character after she is informed of Staples' murder?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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