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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 Rotenhausen?
2. What is Mariko hesitant about?
3. What has Peterson been doing?
4. What does Thomas Chelgrin tell Lisa was the name of the program he was in from Russia?
5. Where does Carrera find Alex after Alex escapes from him?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. What does the hypnosis session do in the novel as far as narrative technique is concerned?
3. What does Inamura use to free Joanna of the compulsion?
4. Who is Peterson and how was he involved in the entire situation?
5. In terms of narration what do you think Chapters 60-70 do?
6. By Chapter 42, how do you think the reader feels about Thomas Chelgrin. How does the character actually turn out?
7. Who approaches Joanna and Alex immediately in London? What might the reader wonder and what does the person say that alleviates concern?
8. What bad decision does Rotenhausen make and how does Joanna use it to save herself?
9. Where is Peterson in Chapters 53-59, what does he witness, and what might the reader wonder about him because of his behavior?
10. Why did Peterson do what he did and what theme does it touch upon again?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Joanna encourages Mariko to explore a relationship with Wayne despite the Japanese mindset that is against these types of relationships.
1. After doing research on Japanese culture and women, discuss the ways in which Mariko adheres to gender expectations and ways in which she doesn't.
2. The Japanese culture is against any relationship which involves a Japanese person and a person of another ethnic race or culture. Why do you think a culture would evolve such a stricture? Do you think that informal expectation has changed with the shrinking of the world through the internet and easy travel between parts of the world?
3. Discuss why you believe Mariko should follow her heart and not her culture. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Thomas Chelgrin is introduced for the first time despite having been discussed several times between Alex and Joanna. The reader believes Chelgrin to be an evil man who orchestrated his own daughter's kidnapping. However, when the reader meets Chelgrin, he is almost sympathetic, as though he is as much a victim as his daughter.
1. What were your first impressions of Thomas Chelgrin and how did they change after his encounter with Lisa? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. Why do you think Thomas Chelgrin might have been a victim? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
3. Now that the reader knows how much Thomas Chelgrin has given up in his life for his country would you think him very patriotic? Why or why not? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
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