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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. As Chapter 2 opens, Kay Scarpetta is invited to lunch by whom?
2. Where does Scarpetta go for exercise?
3. What is the main character's occupation?
4. How does Hilda describe the individual that she "sees" with Fred and Deborah when they disappeared?
5. What key piece of evidence does Scarpetta learn was found at the murder site?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain the significance of the jack of hearts.
2. Explain the difference if a cut is found on the top of a hand or on the palms.
3. Why does Scarpetta dread having lunch with Pat Harvey?
4. Explain Wesley's reasons for not keeping Scarpetta informed.
5. What prompts Pat Harvey to call in a psychic, Hilda Ozimek?
6. How does Pat Harvey exert her influence to get a copy of the autopsy report of her daughter?
7. What is the problem with the cartridge casing Scarpetta finds at the Cheney-Harvey murder scene?
8. How does Ozimek describe her impressions of Marino's wife?
9. In Chapter 2, why does Pat Harvey question Scarpetta about the murder of the other couples?
10. How does Ozimek describe a mysterious man she "sees" in the pictures of the woods where Harvey and Cheney were murdered?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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
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
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.
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