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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. How does Webb access the green van at the Shumchun Reservoir?
2. In Chapter 1, during the fire and subsequent chaos in the cabaret, who does the assassin kill?
3. What name does Webb use when he arrives at the hotel?
4. What was D'Anjou's codename?
5. In Chapter 4, how does Webb feel when he discovers that his six protection guards are leaving?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the importance of the meeting between Webb and McAllister in Chapter 3?
2. By the end of Chapter 13, how has Webb's character changed from the beginning of the novel?
3. How does Webb locate the wealthy Asian taipan?
4. What might the narrow hallways and inner offices throughout the first two chapters symbolize?
5. Describe David Webb's distrust of the U.S. government.
6. Why is Marie's escape from the hospital successful?
7. Describe Webb's state of mind at the end of Chapter 7.
8. What do Webb's actions in Wu Song's warehouse tell the reader?
9. What does Webb's reaction to receiving Marie's note tell the reader about the couple's relationship?
10. What does Webb learn about the city of Macau from various characters in Chapter 13?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast Webb and McAllister.
Part 1) How are they alike? How are they different?
Part 2) How is knowledge from books different from knowledge from experience?
Part 3) How did Webb's and McAllister's characters portray this difference?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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