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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is Carter Aster?
2. Where does Natalie await Byron for his three days of shore leave?
3. In 1941, what news does Natalie send Byron in a letter?
4. Why is Victor asked to accompany the President on a brief trip?
5. What is the "Royal Oak"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What types of conflict are expressed in the novel? How does the author build conflict? How do minor conflicts relate to the major conflict of the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the different perspectives that characters have of the conflict based on their nationality. Which perspectives are predominant in the novel? What role does perspective play in motivating the action of the novel?
Essay Topic 3
How does technology affect the action in the novel? What factors drive invention and how is new technology used? What is the importance of the cavity magnetron and the U-boat?
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