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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. Why do Scarpetta and Marino fly to South Carolina?
3. How does the mother of one of the missing teens arrive at the crime scene?
4. What does the firearms expert tell Scarpetta about the bullet found in Deborah's spine?
5. In the murders of Deborah and Fred, who does Marino think was killed first?
Short Essay Questions
1. What prompts Pat Harvey to call in a psychic, Hilda Ozimek?
2. Why does Scarpetta think her personal competence as the chief medical examiner is being called into question?
3. Why does Scarpetta struggle over spending time with Abby Turnbull in Chapter 3?
4. How does Pat Harvey exert her influence to get a copy of the autopsy report of her daughter?
5. What's stressful for Scarpetta in dealing with parents?
6. What is the problem with the cartridge casing Scarpetta finds at the Cheney-Harvey murder scene?
7. How does Ozimek explain what she does?
8. What is the significance of Pat Harvey's political connections on the investigation of her daughter's disappearance?
9. Discuss why Scarpetta and Marino feel in Chapter 3 as if they've been "handled" by Benton Wesley.
10. Why is Scarpetta reluctant to say Deborah Harvey was killed by a shot in the back?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Manipulating public sentiment is another element in this story, illustrated by Pat Harvey's use of the press. But this can be a move that has serious consequences. What are the dangers of denouncing government agencies publicly? Was Pat Harvey right to go to the press with her accusations? If you were an ordinary citizen, would you have believed Harvey's conspiracy theories? Be sure to fully explain your answer.
Essay Topic 3
At one point, Scarpetta tells Marino she believes it's not the selection of the victims that's most important to the killer, it's the selection of the place. What does Scarpetta mean by that statement? Do you think her supposition is correct or not? Support your answer with examples from the book.
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