The Man with the Golden Gun Test | Mid-Book 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. How far away from Kingston is Savannah La Mar?

2. What kind of poison does James Bond try to shoot M with?

3. As the story opens, how long has it been since the story of James Bond's death was reported to the press?

4. What is the name of the restaurant M is eating lunch at as Chapter 3 opens?

5. After Scaramanga shoots the manager's two birds, what does Bond tell the manager to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mary Goodnight insist on accompanying Bond to Savannah La Mar?

2. What does Bond tell Goodnight about his mission before sending her back to Kingston?

3. Although the description of Scaramanga in Records is exact, what does the description fail to catch?

4. Why does the wine committee at M's lunchtime restaurant stock wine that is not allowed to be on the restaurant's wine list?

5. Why did the Hard Man lose his job as a police superintendent before coming to work for the Ministry of Defense?

6. Why is the paper Bond purchases from the shop at the Kingston airport one of his favorites?

7. After Bond finds and reads the message he sees at the display stand in the Kingston airport, what does Bond do next?

8. As Bond follows Scaramanga to the Thunderbird Hotel, how does Bond feel as they arrive at the darkened hotel, and why?

9. According to James Bond, what is the first law for a secret agent?

10. Why does Bond select the hotel he checks into when he first arrives in London?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The book is entitled, "The Man with the Golden Gun". Why did the author choose this title? How does the title foreshadow the events that unfold in the story, the struggles of both the protagonist and the antagonist, and the determination of James Bond to end up on top?

Essay Topic 2

There are several characters introduced in the story who do not survive until the end of the story. Identify at least three people killed as the novel progresses. Compare and contrast each of these deaths, being sure to indicate which character died, how the character died, who was responsible for the character's death, and what impact on the overall plot the character's death had. What could have - or should have - been learned from each of these deaths by the other characters?

Essay Topic 3

One of the main themes in this novel involves deceptive appearances.

a. Identify three characters that use deceptive appearances to further their interests.

b. Why do these characters rely on deception?

c. What is the outcome for these characters? Were they successful in their endeavors or would they have been more successful if they had not been deceptive? Explain your answer.

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