Mid-Book 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 Hilda report she "saw" when she was taken to Deborah's abandoned Jeep?
2. What is a common feature of all the unsolved murders of teen couples?
3. What holiday weekend is being observed when the story opens?
4. As the story opens, where is the crime scene investigation taking place?
5. At lunch, what is one theory the investigators discuss about the disappearance of the teens?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the significance of Pat Harvey's political connections on the investigation of her daughter's disappearance?
2. In Chapter 12, why does Scarpetta decide to call Abby Turnbull about the murders of Jill Harington and Elizabeth Mott?
3. In Chapter 2, why does Pat Harvey question Scarpetta about the murder of the other couples?
4. What prompts Pat Harvey to call in a psychic, Hilda Ozimek?
5. What is the result of the meeting between Detective Montana, Scarpetta and Marino in Chapter 13?
6. Why was Pat Harvey professionally interested in the Couple Killings long before her daughter was murdered?
7. Why is Scarpetta concerned about the bodies of Cheney and Harvey being moved?
8. What were some of the reasons Scarpetta does not believe it was a rogue CIA agent or a professional hit man that killed Deborah Harvey and Fred Cheney?
9. Why does Scarpetta struggle over spending time with Abby Turnbull in Chapter 3?
10. How does Mr. Joyce describe the car that he saw on his road a few days before a teen couple disappeared?
Essay Topic 1
Choose one of the following to write about:
1) Discuss the multiple issues the FBI was balancing while investigating The Couple Killings and the impact of those issues on the investigation.
2) Abby Turnbull and Pat Harvey share information with each other on a regular basis. Do you think this was a reasonable thing for Abby to do? Use examples from the story to support your answer.
3) Pat Harvey was convinced Steven Spurrier murdered her daughter and that Spurrier would never be convicted. Ms. Harvey decided to take matters into her own hands. What do you think of Pat Harvey's decision and should her actions have been foreseen by the police and FBI? Use examples from the book to explain your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Below are three examples of a character or piece of information presented in the story that ultimately proved unimportant in solving the crime. With each example, explain what purpose you think the author had in mind by introducing these elements into the story.
Pete Marino's wife
Scarpetta's niece, Lucy
Deborah Harvey's breast-reduction operation
Essay Topic 3
Sometimes a person's greatest strength can also be their downfall. With each of the following characters, describe what you believe was the person's strength and how that same attribute contributed to his or her demise.
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