The Key to Midnight Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. What does a woman do to Joanna after she wakes?

2. What does Joanna do when Rotenhausen unstraps her?

3. What makes Alex so uneasy about the inn where they stopped?

4. What does Alex do with it after he finds his gun?

5. What is Carrera doing at the opening to Chapter 44?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Alex and Joanna's hotel room and what might this suggest to the reader?

2. What is Carrera ordered to do when Joanna leaves Japan? How does he feel about the orders? What does his thoughts evoke in the reader?

3. Who approaches Joanna and Alex immediately in London? What might the reader wonder and what does the person say that alleviates concern?

4. By Chapter 42, how do you think the reader feels about Thomas Chelgrin. How does the character actually turn out?

5. Who does Joanna find when she goes to look for Alex? What does she learn from him? What theme might be suggested by the encounter?

6. What bad decision does Rotenhausen make and how does Joanna use it to save herself?

7. How does Alex feel about the inn where they stop and what does it make him wonder? What type of theme might his situation bring up?

8. What does the hypnosis session do in the novel as far as narrative technique is concerned?

9. What else do they discover while Lisa is under hypnosis?

10. Who is Peterson and how was he involved in the entire situation?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Alex is delighted with Joanna, with her charm and gentle personality and is unable to get her to say anything that might suggest she is Lisa. The reader might wonder at this point if it is possible Joanna is not Lisa, just a good look alike.

1. What do think makes a person charming? What do you think might be meant by the phrase, "a gentle personality?" Why might Alex consider Joanna to have a gentle personality?Use examples from the book to illustrate your answer.

2. When you read the section when Alex is first trying to get Joanna to say anything that might suggest Joanna is Lisa, what was your opinion of whether she was or wasn't Lisa? Use examples from the book to illustrate your answer.

3. If by chance Joanna was Lisa what do you think are the dangers to her psychologically and emotionally of Alex trying to prod her into admitting it or seeing it? If she has amnesia or has been brainwashed do you think Alex is being irresponsible by trying to push her? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Alex is clearly smitten with Joanna, and when he asks her to have lunch with him, it makes it seem to the reader that a romance might be in the air, touching on one of the themes of the novel.

1. Discuss what evidence you have seen thus far of romance being one of the themes in this book. Use examples from the book to illustrate your answer.

2. Alex has watched Joanna on stage for a few nights and is "smitten" with her. Does this seem realistic? Why or why not?

3. Alex being smitten with Joanna would seem to be like someone falling for an actor or actress in a movie. Are they falling for a real person or the person that is being portrayed in the part? Discuss this concept with examples to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

Alex and Joanna read the newspaper clippings about Rotenhausen. They learn that Rotenhausen is a brilliant scientist who developed a brainwashing technique that was considered revolutionary. However, Rotenhausen lost popularity and government support when he suggested the techniques should be used to control entire populations.

1. After researching the term "hackney" discuss why the caricature of a brilliant, but insane scientist could be considered hackney. Use examples from the text to support your answer.

2. Many books, especially in the science fiction genre have been written on controlling the population of the world. Discuss why a government or individual would want to control the population.

3. Discuss, in depth, what human rights would be violated with population control and why it is not a moral idea.

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