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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 prevents President Hasan's fall?
2. How much hope is there for the survival of the passengers of flight 106?
3. What crashed the snowmobile Lily and Gronquist were on?
4. How many women did Dirk end up dating?
5. How does Topiltzin plan to ensure that the southern USA relinquishes its hold on their states?
Short Essay Questions
1. How was Rivas traced to Nichols?
2. Why was it so important that Venator got back to the ship?
3. What did Venator consider an acceptable sacrifice for the preservation of these artifacts?
4. Why do the analysts believe that Ammar wasn't responsible for the poisoning of the other delegates?
5. Why are classical works of art and literature such a vital interest to the Government of the U.S.A?
6. What identifying characteristics would an early merchant vessel have that would be identifiable to Dirk?
7. Once they have rescued both the archaeologists and the survivors of the crash, what does Dirk turn his attention to?
8. Why didn't the sight of blood and the bodies sicken the impostor?
9. What was the secret purpose of the Thursday night poker game?
10. How does Venator approach conflict over Severus?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
If we took the story as literal, examine how you believe the world would change with the information that Junius Venators' cavern would have held. Explain how that acquisition of such artifacts would dramatically change the course of events in politics, religion, finances, and history. What kinds of things might the religious community be obligated to accept?
Essay Topic 2
What kind of information does the Latin logs of Cuccius reveal about that time frame? What does it reveal in answers to questions in the story? What kind of hope does this leave for the actual location of the relics of Alexandria?
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay from research on airplane crash survivors. What kinds of things did they have to do in the name of survival? Do you think you could do the same? Why or why not? Do you think this is an accurate answer, or do you think that you might change your mind in the heat of the actual situation?
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