The Talbot Odyssey Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What does the Russian embassy own in Glen Cove, Long Island?

2. What does Abrams chastise Kimberly about before they dance?

3. When Kimberly and Abrams are approached by the two men in the park, what do they do?

4. Where do the inner circle of armchair spies go to discuss the events of the evening?

5. An upstairs room in Thorpe's residence is filled with what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does West know about Thorpe and his personality?

2. Who is Claudia?

3. Why does Pembroke leave Thorpe unconscious in the cemetery?

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

5. What does Van Dorn reveal to the group about the Russian plan?

6. How are Kimberly's actions, in the realm of espionage, that of an amateur?

7. When Thorpe enters the main dining room, what does Abrams say?

8. What happens to Abrams on the roof of the firm's town home?

9. How does West win in his confrontation with Thorpe?

10. What are Kimberly and Abrams doing together after going to the midtown office?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Thorpe is described as manipulative. Having read the whole book, what actions did Thorpe take to manipulate people so that everyone believes he is working for the Americans? Why were those actions manipulative? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

There are several women in the book who do things only women can do. Pick two of the women below and discuss their roles in the book and how they are similar to/different from each other. Remember to use examples from the book to support your answer.

a. Claudia

b. Ann Kimberly

c. Joan Grenville

d. Eleanor Wingate

Essay Topic 3

The spies operate differently than the cops in the story. In what ways do the two sides operate differently, and what implications does this have in their search for Talbot? Cite examples from the book to support your answer.

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