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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. Which of the following characters is an Orient Specialist working for the U.S. State Department?
2. After Webb and Panov discuss the information Webb has collected while speaking with agents on the phone, what do both Webb and Panov believe about the situation?
3. In which hotel does Webb reserve a second room?
4. For what is "Delta" is a codename?
5. After Webb's first meeting with McAllister, which two characters are determined to be the most likely to be able to reach Webb?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why might Webb want to find out about Medusa after his wife first disappears?
2. Describe Webb's state of mind when he returns home and finds the ransom note.
3. Describe the character of Alexander Conklin.
4. Summarize the situation in Macau that is revealed to Webb in Chapter 3.
5. Describe David Webb's distrust of the U.S. government.
6. What does the organization of the assassin's plan tell the reader about the intention of this assassination?
7. Why is McAllister pleased with Webb's meeting with the supposed taipan, Yao Ming?
8. How does Webb locate the wealthy Asian taipan?
9. Summarize David Webb's dilemma after Chapter 1.
10. What does Webb learn from the contact Jiang Yu at the beginning of Chapter 13?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Consider the ways in which communications and technologies have changed in the past 15 years.
Part 1) What role did technology play in this novel?
Part 2) In Webb's life, how did the use of technology affect him and his abilities during his missions?
Part 3) Is technology always a good thing?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and explain the significance of one of the action scenes in the novel (e.g., Webb's chasing the impostor to the airfield, Marie's escaping from Yao Ming, etc.)
Part 1) Why did you select this scene, and how did this scene enhance the novel's sense of suspense?
Part 2) What was resolved or made more complicated by the scene?
Part 3) What significance does this scene have for Webb/Bourne?
Essay Topic 3
Human rights are violated throughout this novel. Discuss your feelings about human rights.
Part 1) Define human rights.
Part 2) Cite examples from this novel where human rights are violated.
Part 3) How do these violations maintain readers' interest and/or drive the novel's conflict? Use examples from the text to support your thoughts.
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