The Talbot Odyssey Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Nelson Demille
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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 forged the journal that has the Talbot information in it?

2. West and Abrams share the belief that Thorpe is what?

3. When Kimberly and Abrams arrive at the file room, who do they find dead?

4. What relationship does Patrick O'Brien have with Kimberly?

5. What does West find when he returns to his rooms after talking with Thorpe?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some actions that Kimberly takes to show she does not trust Thorpe?

2. What did Arnold Brin do before he was murdered?

3. What information does O'Brien pass to Abrams by telephone after the party?

4. What is an "armchair spy"?

5. What did Abrams promise to do on July 4?

6. What does Kimberly discover in Carbury's file in the dead file room?

7. What does Thorpe do on board the plane he sneaked onto?

8. How is Katherine, as a character, humanized?

9. What does West find when he returns to his room after Thorpe's call?

10. What does the bartender at the University Club tell Thorpe?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using examples from the book, describe the role of class in the book. Include descriptions of what is upper class/aristocracy and what is not. Be sure to include examples of who fits into each group and what role class plays in their character's actions.

Essay Topic 2

What is the role of observations in the story? Do observations drive actions, or do actions drive observations? Who is observant, and who is being observed? Cite examples from the story to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Which death is most important to the story, and why? What does the death contribute to the other characters' motivations? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

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