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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. Who directed Deborah and Fred to the rest area where their car was later found?
2. Who is sitting with Pat Harvey at the press conference?
3. What is Scarpetta asking Dr. Vessey to examine?
4. Where does Scarpetta run into Pat Harvey?
5. What object belonging to Deborah was handled by the person that gave her directions to the rest stop?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain the difference if a cut is found on the top of a hand or on the palms.
2. What information is Scarpetta after when she meets Wesley for lunch in Chapter 9?
3. How does Ozimek describe her impressions of Marino's wife?
4. Why is a politically inspired kidnapping such a disturbing possibility?
5. How does Pat Harvey exert her influence to get a copy of the autopsy report of her daughter?
6. Describe how Pat Harvey might be feeling when she first arrives at the rest stop where her daughter's abandoned Jeep has been found.
7. How does Abby find out about the Seven-Eleven and what does it show?
8. How does Scarpetta's Italian background influence some of her decisions?
9. Why does Scarpetta wish to avoid answering Pat's question about the search-and-rescue dog in Chapter 2?
10. Why was Pat Harvey professionally interested in the Couple Killings long before her daughter was murdered?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain how each of the following incidental characters moved the plot along. Use examples from the book to support your answers.
Dammit the dog
Essay Topic 2
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?
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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