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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. Which missing teen's mother is dead?
2. Scarpetta learns the missing teens were varsity athletes in what sports?
3. During the autopsy, what important detail does Scarpetta discover about Deborah's spine?
4. What does Pat Harvey threaten to do if Scarpetta doesn't give her what she asked for?
5. What paper does Abby work for?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain the significance of the jack of hearts.
2. Describe how Pat Harvey might be feeling when she first arrives at the rest stop where her daughter's abandoned Jeep has been found.
3. What's stressful for Scarpetta in dealing with parents?
4. As Chapter 1 opens, what is Scarpetta's perspective on working with other police agencies involved in VICAP?
5. Describe Linda, the firearms expert who works with Scarpetta.
6. What information is Scarpetta after when she meets Wesley for lunch in Chapter 9?
7. Why does Scarpetta dread having lunch with Pat Harvey?
8. What is the problem with the cartridge casing Scarpetta finds at the Cheney-Harvey murder scene?
9. Describe Hilda Ozimek.
10. What does Pat Harvey believe about her daughter's death?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Parent-child relationships are complex and sometimes difficult. Below are characters whose relationship with a parent is mentioned in the story. Explain the significance of the parent-child relationship, if any, to the development of the story or the character. Be sure to support your analysis with relevant examples from the book.
Essay Topic 2
Each character below had a feeling of incompetence that led to frustration and anger. Indicate what steps the character took to overcome their feelings. Be sure to use examples from the book to support your statements.
Essay Topic 3
Hilda Ozimek, the psychic, played a key role in this story. The following two part question addresses the nature of this character in the development of the story's plot. Be sure to support your answer using examples from the story.
a) How is Ozimek's character useful in moving the story forward?
b) Could the author have used another device or character with equal effectiveness?
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