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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. What charity organization does Pat Harvey suspect is front for drug trafficking?
3. What is the main character's occupation?
4. What is the name of Scarpetta's sometime lover?
5. During the autopsy, what important detail does Scarpetta discover about Deborah's spine?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Scarpetta think her personal competence as the chief medical examiner is being called into question?
2. What prompts Pat Harvey to call in a psychic, Hilda Ozimek?
3. In Chapter 9, what issues does Scarpetta have with the FBI's surveillance of the woods?
4. How does Abby find out about the Seven-Eleven and what does it show?
5. What does Marino think the killer did to get Fred to go into the woods without resistance?
6. How does Pat Harvey exert her influence to get a copy of the autopsy report of her daughter?
7. Why is a politically inspired kidnapping such a disturbing possibility?
8. What is the significance of Pat Harvey's political connections on the investigation of her daughter's disappearance?
9. How does Ozimek explain what she does?
10. What's stressful for Scarpetta in dealing with parents?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the similarities and differences between Pat Harvey and Kay Scarpetta in terms of their careers, the choices in their personal lives, and their style of dealing with others. Use examples from the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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