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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What has President Beckwith's wife urged him to do that he is reluctant about?
(a) Run for re-election.
(b) Take a bath.
(c) Fight his opponent.
(d) Give a speech.

2. For what agency has a Soviet agent been groomed for specialized assassinations?
(a) KGB.
(b) CIA.
(c) FBI.
(d) ATI.

3. Where does Douglas Cannon live?
(a) Shelter Island.
(b) Jewel Island.
(c) Block Island.
(d) Mark Island.

4. What is taken from Susanna's possession after she is killed to fake a burglary?
(a) Her report.
(b) Her disc.
(c) Her book.
(d) Her purse.

5. To whom do the Soviet agents in the beginning of the book have to present themselves?
(a) The priests.
(b) The police.
(c) The spies.
(d) The film crew.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Michael think is the dead person on board the whaler?

2. What kind of a report does Michael receive about the whaler found drifting with a dead body on board?

3. Who is Michael's friend and supervisor that warns him to not to go looking for his "jackal" again and to "let it go?"

4. What has Vandenburg been influencing the President about?

5. How many Soviet agents are mentioned in the Prologue?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Astrid and Delaroche kill Colin?

2. What is the sign that makes the assassinations distinctive?

3. What does Susanna discover about Elliott and Beckwith's relationship as she writes her story?

4. How is Senator Sterling a typical liberal leader?

5. How is the The Society for International Development and Cooperation depicted in Part Two: November: Chapters 11-15?

6. What is the young Soviet agent groomed for?

7. What details will be finalized at the mandatory dinner party held by Mitchell Elliott?

8. Why does Michael not believe that the airline incident involved the Sword of Gaza?

9. Why is Michael at a desk job for the CIA?

10. What is the ruse employed by the two men on a large yacht off the coast of Long Island for their journey?

(see the answer keys)

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