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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. In what war did American soldiers leave an object similar to the one found in the abandoned cars of the murdered teen couples?
2. What does Pete Marino think about Scarpetta's friend, Abby Turnbull?
3. What does Pat Harvey threaten to do if Scarpetta doesn't give her what she asked for?
4. What did Scarpetta notice both Fred and Deborah were missing?
5. How does Hilda describe an object still at the site where Deborah and Fred were found?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did Camp Peary come under suspicion soon after the Couple Killings started?
2. Why does Abby find it hard to believe the murders of Harrington and Mott are connected to the Couple Killings?
3. Why does Scarpetta struggle over spending time with Abby Turnbull in Chapter 3?
4. Describe Scarpetta's reactions to seeing Mark James.
5. Why does Scarpetta feel betrayed by Abby Turnbull in Chapter 4?
6. In Chapter 9, what issues does Scarpetta have with the FBI's surveillance of the woods?
7. What do Scarpetta and Marino discover in Chapter 14 about the cemetery where the bodies of Mott and Harrington were found?
8. What's the significance of Jill Harrington not having any bills for a newspaper subscription?
9. What's stressful for Scarpetta in dealing with parents?
10. Give an example of Scarpetta's scientific approach examining the bodies of Harvey and Cheney in the woods.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Each character below had a feeling of incompetence that led to frustration and anger. Indicate what steps the character took to overcome their feelings. Be sure to use examples from the book to support your statements.
Essay Topic 2
Sometimes a person's greatest strength can also be their downfall. With each of the following characters, describe what you believe was the person's strength and how that same attribute contributed to his or her demise.
Essay Topic 3
All of the evidence gathered in the search of Steven Spurrier's was considered circumstantial. In fact, there was no conclusive evidence that ever linked Spurrier directly to The Couple Murders. Do you agree or disagree with Scarpetta, Wesley and others that Spurrier was the serial killer? What information from the book would you point to to support your conclusion. Be specific.
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