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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 was found in the other abandoned cars, but missing from Deborah's Jeep?
2. Scarpetta also learns one of the missing teens had what kind of medical procedure?
3. Why is Scarpetta in Richmond?
4. What does Abby Turnbull tell Scarpetta about her situation?
5. What charity organization does Pat Harvey suspect is front for drug trafficking?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain the difference if a cut is found on the top of a hand or on the palms.
2. How does Ozimek explain what she does?
3. Why does Scarpetta think her personal competence as the chief medical examiner is being called into question?
4. What is the problem with the cartridge casing Scarpetta finds at the Cheney-Harvey murder scene?
5. How does Ozimek describe a mysterious man she "sees" in the pictures of the woods where Harvey and Cheney were murdered?
6. Why is a politically inspired kidnapping such a disturbing possibility?
7. Why does Scarpetta feel betrayed by Abby Turnbull in Chapter 4?
8. Explain the significance of the jack of hearts.
9. Describe Linda, the firearms expert who works with Scarpetta.
10. How does Ozimek describe her impressions of Marino's wife?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The issue of control is another dominant theme in this story. Select one of the following characters and describe how the issue of control played as both a positive and a negative influence in the character's decisions.
Essay Topic 3
Another theme that plays throughout the book is that of betrayal and the havoc it wreaks on different individuals. Select two of the following characters and explain how betrayal impacted their lives and shaped their decisions:
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