The Charm School Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Nelson Demille
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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. Ultimately, what is the plan of the Russians against America?

2. By the time they discover the school, who is looking for them?

3. When Fisher calls the embassy who is he patched through to?

4. Where did Seth often send Lisa while they were dating?

5. What does Lisa recall that gave her a headache when she saw this band perform live.

Short Essay Questions

1. By driving deeper into the forest of Borodino, what do the two discover?

2. Why does Banks tell Sam and Lisa they must leave Russia in five days?

3. As the novel begins, how does DeMille's style narrate the story?

4. When the two finally arrive at the Morgue, who are they debriefed by and why is this person angry?

5. What type of novel is The Charm School by Nelson DeMille?

6. Because Sam and Lisa are being destroyed, what do they decide to do after they identify the body?

7. Why does Fisher's calls ultimately end up with Sam Hollis?

8. Why are Lisa and Sam forced to kill two KGB guards.

9. What do Sam and Lisa notice about the people in the village?

10. After they find out at Fisher has died, what must they do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain why the pace of a mystery/thriller novel is very important.

What literary techniques does DeMille employ to keep his reader hooked and interested on his complex tale?

How does DeMille's character development lead the reader to want more?

Essay Topic 2

Why is the Charm School an exact replica of the American Embassy?

Do you think this will help spies to better integrate once they are trained?

Essay Topic 3

Is the Cold War the last time that America came close to being involved with World War III? Explain your thoughts.

How was the Cold War crisis finally avoided? Do you think it was do to the Americans inability to set up a Russian Charm School?

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