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The Enemy

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The Enemy

    Comprehension Test

    The Enemy

    Desmond Bagley

    1 Are these sentences true (T) or false (F)?

    a Malcolm and Penny met in a disco. b Ashton didn’t want Malcolm to marry Penny.

    c There was no information in the computer about Ashton. d Malcolm needed a few men to help him to watch Ashton and his daughters. e Penny was very happy when she discovered what Malcolm’s real job was.

    f Ogilvie allowed Malcolm to see information from Level Black. g Ashton and Benson ran away to Russia. h Malcolm shot Ashton by accident. i Benson and Ashton both originally came from Russia. j Lord Cregar died when Malcolm shot him.

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    2 Penny was not happy with the plans for the laboratory in Scotland. Why not?

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    3 Match a number from A with a letter from B to make complete sentences.

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    1 Ashton wanted Malcolm to marry Penny ... 2 Mayberry attacked Gillian by accident, ... 3 Malcolm knew that Dr Carter was lying ... 4 Penny was very angry with Malcolm ... 5 Ashton left Russia after the war ...

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    a ... after he let his men search her bedroom.

    b ... because she was pregnant.

    c ... because he wouldn’t look directly at him.

    d ... when she saw him with another woman.

    e ... so that he could take her away from danger.

    f ... because he didn’t want to continue working in weapons research.

    g ... because he didn’t like her.

    h ... because he thought she was her sister, Penny.

    i ... to be with his family in England.

    j ... because the people in Ullapool said that no one had crossed from the island the

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4 Why was it impossible for Malcolm to speak with Penny when he telephoned the

    Scottish laboratory?

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    5 Ogilvie offered Malcolm a new and better job. Why did he refuse to take it?

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    6 Write a short comment on the story. (Do you think Malcolm will be happy during his last few months? Do you think the story is realistic? Did you enjoy the book? If so, why?)

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     30 marks

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Multiple-choice Test

    The Enemy

    Desmond Bagley

    Setting

    Choose the best answer.

    1 Malcolm Jaggard first meets Penny Ashton at _____.

     a [ ] a top-secret laboratory b [ ] his office c [ ] a dinner party d [ ] a hospital

    2 Malcolm Jaggard is introduced to Penny’s father at _____ near Marlow.

     a [ ] his luxury boat b [ ] his large family home

     c [ ] the new government laboratory d [ ] an expensive restaurant 3 At Malcolm Jaggard’s office there is a _____ called Nellie.

     a [ ] computer system b [ ] cleaner c [ ] secretary d [ ] cat 4 Malcolm Jaggard learns that George Ashton grew up in _____.

     a [ ] Peru b [ ] China c [ ] Russia d [ ] Sweden 5 At George Ashton’s house there is a very large model _____.

     a [ ] village b [ ] railway c [ ] tower d [ ] ship 6 George Ashton and Benson run away to _____.

     a [ ] Russia b [ ] Peru c [ ] Italy d [ ] Sweden 7 George Ashton and Benson _____ and then go to the small town of Strangnas.

     a [ ] get in a helicopter b [ ] get on a motorbike

     c [ ] jump off a bridge d [ ] jump off a train

    8 The secret laboratory is _____ in Scotland.

     a [ ] on a mountain b [ ] on a lonely island

     c [ ] in a large castle d [ ] in a forest

    9 Penelope Ashton is angry because she wants to get a much _____ laboratory.

     a [ ] more comfortable b [ ] warmer c [ ] cleaner d [ ] safer 10 Malcolm Jaggard spends money at _____ in London.

     a [ ] an auction b [ ] a hotel c [ ] a restaurant d [ ] a shop

     20 marks

    Characters

    Choose the best answer.

    11 Malcolm Jaggard works in the world of _____.

     a [ ] drugs b [ ] spies c [ ] hotels d [ ] travel

    12 Penny Ashton is a _____ at UCL.

     a [ ] secretary b [ ] student c [ ] researcher d [ ] professor 13 George Ashton is _____ man in his fifties.

     a [ ] a violent, stupid b [ ] an angry, bored

     c [ ] a fit, intelligent d [ ] a quiet, lazy

    14 Gillian is George Ashton’s _____ daughter.

     a [ ] strange b [ ] difficult c [ ] famous d [ ] home-loving 15 Benson works as George Ashton’s _____.

     a [ ] personal servant b [ ] lawyer c [ ] researcher d [ ] gardener 16 _____ is the head of Malcolm Jaggard’s department at work.

     a [ ] Inspector Honnister b [ ] Ogilvie

     c [ ] Peter Michaelis d [ ] Peter Mayberry

    17 Peter Mayberry wants to protect the world from _____.

     a [ ] guns and bombs b [ ] bad weather

     c [ ] Russian spies d [ ] modern science

    18 Archie Ferguson helps _____.

     a [ ] George Ashton b [ ] Lord Cregar c [ ] Malcolm Jaggard d [ ] Benson 19 _____ is a top man from the government.

     a [ ] Peter Michaelis b [ ] Lord Cregar c [ ] Malcolm Jaggard d [ ] Benson 20 Gillian Ashton and Peter Michaelis plan _____.

     a [ ] to get married b [ ] to open a shop

     c [ ] to hurt Malcolm Jaggard d [ ] to go to Russia

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    Dialogue

    Who said or wrote this?

    21 ‘My eyes! Oh my eyes!’

     a [ ] Penelope Ashton b [ ] Gillian Ashton c [ ] George Ashton d [ ] Benson

    22 ‘I can get you a special licence and you can be married by the end of next week.’

     a [ ] Peter Mayberry b [ ] Benson

     c [ ] George Ashton d [ ] Malcolm Jaggard

    23 ‘…Did you get close to me just to learn more about my father?’

     a [ ] Penelope Ashton b [ ] Gillian Ashton

     c [ ] Benson d [ ] Inspector Honnister

    24 ‘All I know is that your father is considered by some people to be a very important

    man.’

     a [ ] Peter Mayberry b [ ] Lord Cregar

     c [ ] George Ashton d [ ] Malcolm Jaggard

    25 ‘I’ve opened Level Black for you.’

     a [ ] Ogilvie b [ ] Lord Cregar c [ ] George Ashton d [ ] Inspector Honnister

    26 ‘I understand there is a strong room here.’

     a [ ] Ogilvie b [ ] Lord Cregar c [ ] Benson d [ ] Penelope Ashton

    27 ‘The biologists are breaking the laws of God.’

     a [ ] Gillian Ashton b [ ] Malcolm Jaggard

     c [ ] George Ashton d [ ] Peter Mayberry

    28 ‘Miss Ashton gave me permission to use the set upstairs whenever I like.’

     a [ ] Lord Cregar b [ ] Benson c [ ] Peter Michaelis d [ ] Larry Godwin

    29 ‘Well, Daddy never did any experiments in genetics. He learned things from talking

    with me.’

     a [ ] George Ashton b [ ] Benson c [ ] Gillian Ashton d [ ] Penelope Ashton

    30 ‘A man must do something important in his life – something that people will

remember.’

     a [ ] Lord Cregar b [ ] Ogilvie

     c [ ] Malcolm Jaggard d [ ] Inspector Honnister

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    Vocabulary

    Choose the best answer.

    31 an important university teacher of the highest level

     a [ ] doctor b [ ] professor c [ ] researcher d [ ] learner 32 to print copies of something written

     a [ ] pause b [ ] persuade c [ ] punish d [ ] publish 33 a mark made by a finger

     a [ ] fingerprint b [ ] fingernail c [ ] fingertip d [ ] fingermark 34 a dangerous liquid chemical

     a [ ] ice b [ ] steam c [ ] acid d [ ] wine

    35 a person’s working life

     a [ ] defeat b [ ] career c [ ] appointment d [ ] adventure 36 a person who has exceptional intelligence

     a [ ] designer b [ ] president c [ ] hero d [ ] genius 37 a sale where each thing is sold to the person who

     offers the most money

     a [ ] auction b [ ] market c [ ] discount d [ ] investment 38 a person who is not a member of a particular group, society, family etc.

     a [ ] foreigner b [ ] outsider c [ ] loser d [ ] winner 39 a terrible event that causes great sadness

     a [ ] coincidence b [ ] anniversary c [ ] tragedy d [ ] promise 40 the scientific study of all living things

     a [ ] biology b [ ] mathematics c [ ] chemistry d [ ] physics

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Plot

    Choose the best answer.

    41 When Malcolm Jaggard is at George Ashton’s house, someone _____.

     a [ ] hurts Penelope b [ ] kills Benson

     c [ ] shoots Ashton d [ ] throws acid at Gillian

    42 Malcolm Jaggard is asked to investigate _____.

     a [ ] George Ashton b [ ] Inspector Honnister

     c [ ] Benson d [ ] Larry Godwin

    43 At first, Malcolm Jaggard can’t find the information he wants _____.

     a [ ] on the work computer b [ ] in Ashton’s desk

     c [ ] in Penelope’s genetics books d [ ] in Penelope’s laboratory

    44 Godwin frightens Ashton by _____.

     a [ ] pointing his gun b [ ] speaking in Russian

     c [ ] showing him a letter d [ ] showing him some old photos

    45 Benson kills George Ashton because he thinks he will _____.

     a [ ] talk about the scientific experiments b [ ] talk about Lord Cregar

     c [ ] go to the Russians d [ ] go to the Americans

    46 The model railway is really _____.

     a [ ] the door of a strong-room b [ ] a very clever computer

     c [ ] a secret laboratory d [ ] a place where Ashton keeps money

    47 Penelope Ashton becomes ill because of _____.

     a [ ] an accident in the laboratory b [ ] an accident at sea

     c [ ] a fire in her bedroom d [ ] a fight in the laboratory

    48 Malcolm Jaggard learns that Benson was _____ for 30 years.

     a [ ] a Russian spy b [ ] a scientific researcher

     c [ ] married d [ ] Lord Cregar’s spy 49 George Ashton tried to hide his scientific ideas so that _____.

     a [ ] he wouldn’t go to prison

     b [ ] his daughters couldn’t find them

     c [ ] the politicians couldn’t steal them

     d [ ] the spies couldn’t give them to the Americans 50 At the end, Malcolm Jaggard _____.

     a [ ] works with Lord Cregar b [ ] continues Ashton’s research

     c [ ] marries Penelope d [ ] is going to die

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The Enemy

    1 a F

     b F

     c F

     d T

     e F

     f T

     g F

     h F

     i T

     j F

    2 She thought the laboratory would not be safe enough but her bosses were not prepared to spend more money to make it more secure.

3 1 e

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     4 a

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4 Malcolm couldn’t speak to Penny because she was lying unconscious in bed.

    5 Malcolm didn’t want Ogilvie’s job because he wanted to leave government agent work. He didn’t want to become like Ogilvie who was prepared to do a deal with a criminal like Lord Cregar.

6 Students’ individual answers

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