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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. Who is Jiang Yu?
2. What is Marie's cover to the American couple in the arcade?
3. When they first meet in this novel, where does McAllister speak to Webb?
4. For what is "Delta" is a codename?
5. What surprises McAllister in Chapter 2?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is it important for Webb to contact the conspirators rather than the other way around?
2. What does Webb learn about the city of Macau from various characters in Chapter 13?
3. Describe David Webb's distrust of the U.S. government.
4. Describe the setting and mood of Chapter 1.
5. What might the narrow hallways and inner offices throughout the first two chapters symbolize?
6. What does the organization of the assassin's plan tell the reader about the intention of this assassination?
7. Discuss Webb's preparations for his trip to Hong Kong.
8. By chapter 12, what events from previous chapters suggest that Marie is a strong and resourceful character?
9. How does Webb utilize the Assistant Manager and clerk at the hotel?
10. Describe the character of Alexander Conklin.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
Character analysis is critical to literary analysis. Conduct a thorough character analysis of the protagonist, David Webb.
Part 1) Describe Webb's physical, emotional, and intellectual traits.
Part 2) How do Webb's traits affect reader interest in the novel?
Part 3) If you could change one character trait about David Webb, what would it be, and why? How would this change affect the outcome of the novel?
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