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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 paper does Abby work for?
2. How does the mother of one of the missing teens arrive at the crime scene?
3. What does Abby Turnbull tell Scarpetta about her situation?
4. What is the occupation of Scarpetta's friend, Abby Turnbull?
5. What was found at the crime scene, alerting investigators the teens had made a stop?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why was Pat Harvey professionally interested in the Couple Killings long before her daughter was murdered?
2. What is the significance of Pat Harvey's political connections on the investigation of her daughter's disappearance?
3. How does Ozimek describe her impressions of Marino's wife?
4. How does Pat Harvey exert her influence to get a copy of the autopsy report of her daughter?
5. Discuss why Scarpetta and Marino feel in Chapter 3 as if they've been "handled" by Benton Wesley.
6. Why is a politically inspired kidnapping such a disturbing possibility?
7. Why is Scarpetta reluctant to say Deborah Harvey was killed by a shot in the back?
8. In Chapter 9, what issues does Scarpetta have with the FBI's surveillance of the woods?
9. Explain the difference if a cut is found on the top of a hand or on the palms.
10. What's stressful for Scarpetta in dealing with parents?
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
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 3
The theme of trust runs through the book. Select two relationships below and describe how the element of trust influenced the nature of the relationship and the decisions of the individuals within that relationship.
1) Abby Turnbull and Kay Scarpetta
2) Kay Scarpetta and Benton Wesley
3) Abby Turnbull and Clifford Ring
4) Kay Scarpetta and Mark James
5) Kay Scarpetta and Pat Harvey
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