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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. When the meeting attendees all assemble in the hotel lobby for their train ride, what article of clothing has Scaramanga added to his outfit?
2. Who is the last person, aside from Bond, to arrive at the conference room for Scaramanga's meeting?
3. As Bond's visitor supports the excuse Bond gives to Scaramanga, by what name does Bond's visitor call Scaramanga?
4. When Bond watches the stowaway jump from the train, how does Bond characterize the stowaway's landing?
5. Just as Bond is about to shoot Scaramanga, Scaramanga makes one final request. What does Scaramanga ask Bond for?
Short Essay Questions
1. While Bond is meeting with Nicholson and Leiter in the back office, what do the three men decide to do while the body of Rotkopf is being disposed of?
2. According to the "Gleaner", who was killed when the bridge near Green Island Harbour "collapsed"?
3. When Scaramanga and the person he was meeting with leave the conference room, what do their expressions make Bond feel like?
4. How does Bond characterize the evening ahead of him after dinner is served before Scaramanga tells Bond to make the evening go better?
5. How does the Resident Medical Officer characterize his patient in Number Twelve?
6. When Scaramanga begins his morning meeting, what is the first thing he learns from the other man at the meeting?
7. As the train hurtles forward towards the object blocking the tracks, what does Bond realize is the only thing that can stop the train in time?
8. According to Scaramanga's reminder as the men begin to argue with each other, what was the first agreement the men made when the Co-operative was first formed?
9. What is the award conferred upon James Bond in his hospital room as he is recovering from his wounds?
10. As Bond hunts for Scaramanga in the Morass, what does Bond allow himself to think about?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In many ways, the novel is a series of contrasts designed to heighten the reader's awareness and draw the reader deeper into the story, and the intricacies of each of the story's characters. Identify at least three contrasts that are used in the novel. Describe these contrasts and determine how they impact the story's plot, as well as the reader's emotional involvement in the characters' lives. If these identified contrasts were not included in the story, what impact would their absence have on the storyline, the characters' development, and the readers' involvement?
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
Several times in the story, Bond is helped by other people in order to move forward in both his investigation into Scaramanga and in his personal life.
a. Identify at least three times in the story in which Bond reaches out for help.
b. Compare and contrast each of these events in terms of the situation Bond is trying to understand, the effect of his asking for help, and the situation that immediately follows this time.
c. How might Bond's actions have impacted the story's plot if he hadn't reached out for help from others?
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