Timeline Test | 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 Tsosie order the nurse to do concerning the new patient?

2. What does Doniger want a security officer to do to cover the death of Traub?

3. Who is Louise Delvert?

4. Who is second in command of the Dordogne project?

5. What is the man wearing that lies beside the road where Dan and Liz are driving?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does one get onto the board of ITC?

2. How does Chris behave at dinner with the others in Sarlat?

3. What does Marek explain about the proton magnetometer?

4. What does Marek say about the strategic importance of the Dordogne?

5. What does Dan notice about the old man's body when Dan lifts him into the car?

6. What does a young boy say about quantum foam?

7. Who helps Sir Oliver defend La Roque and what is said about him?

8. Of what does Gordon have to remind himself about his difficult boss, Doniger?

9. What indications are there that ITC's luck with quantum research has failed?

10. What do the orderlies notice about the old man's shirt?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:

a. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?

b. Socrates said, "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Timeline help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Timeline? Why or why not. Use examples from Timeline and your own life to support your answer.

c. Choose one specific incident in Timeline to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.

Essay Topic 2

Characters are an important part of what makes Timeline interesting. Discuss the following:

a. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Marek. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

b. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Kate. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

c. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Chris. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

d. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Professor Johnston. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

e. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Doniger. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

f. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Lady Claire. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

a. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Timeline.

b. Trace and analyze one major theme of Timeline. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

c. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Timeline. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

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