Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 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. What does Smiley tell Guilliam to do at the end of Chapter 34?

2. Why does Smiley want to see Ann at the end of the novel?

3. What color is the car that Smiley takes to visit Jim?

4. What name does Jim go by when the Russians are looking for him?

5. What does Toby accuse Jerry of doing?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Tarr hold the Paris contact at gunpoint?

2. How does Smiley confront Haydon and Polyakov?

3. What does Mendel report to Smiley when he is watching Circus headquarters in Chapter 35?

4. What is the code that Jim and Control worked out to figure out who the mole is?

5. Why does Smiley visit Haydon's girlfriend?

6. What do Smiley and Guilliam do when they arrive at the safe house in Chapter 36?

7. What happens when Jerry tells Toby about the story a man in Prague tells him about Jim?

8. How does Jim manage to leave the school where he works?

9. What happens when Jim goes back to Thursgood's?

10. What is the Minister concerned about in Chapter 33?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explore the theme of paranoia in the novel. Cite two instances where characters show signs of being paranoid. How do they behave as a result? Does their paranoia help protect them from danger? Use examples from the text to support your answers.

Essay Topic 2

What role does Connie Sachs play in the story? What purpose does she serve? How does she help move the narrative of the story along? Why do you think Smiley puts so much trust in her? How do you think the story would be different without her?

Essay Topic 3

Explore the use of mystery in the novel. What techniques does the author use to create a mystery for his reader? Why do you think the author keeps the identity of the mole a secret from the reader as long as if is unknown to Smiley? Do you notice any clues to the reader about who the mole is?

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