The Talbot Odyssey Test | Final 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. Who planned to broadcast an inaugural address after the Russians attacked the U.S.?

2. After Abrams and Kimberly jog through the park, where do they meet Thorpe?

3. Whom does O'Brien kill after he reveals himself to be Talbot?

4. When Thorpe pulls a gun on Abrams and Kimberly, what does Abrams do?

5. Joan Grenville and Stanley Kuchik crawl through what, in order to reach the basement of the Russian mansion?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are O'Brien's actions towards Henry Kimberly, and why?

2. What will Abrams be doing, as his cover, when they go into the Russian embassy's mansion?

3. What happens to Abrams after he leaves the Russian mansion?

4. When Abrams returns to the Van Dorn's party after his mission to the Russian mansion, what does he learn from Spinelli?

5. What do Kimberly and Abrams discuss on their jog through the park?

6. Why does Katherine Kimberly feel betrayed by her father?

7. What does the Russian attache tell Ann Kimberly during the counterattack?

8. What does Karl Roth do at the Van Dorn's 4th of July party?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is a sociopath? Who in the story most resembles a sociopath, and why? What is the author's purpose in having a sociopathic character? Cite examples and actions from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

What is expediency? What role does expediency play in the story? Cite examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

What is the relationship between Katherine Kimberly and Peter Thorpe about? What is the goal of each person in the relationship? How does their relationship shadow the relationship of the U.S. and Russians in the book? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

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