Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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. What is a common feature of all the unsolved murders of teen couples?
3. What holiday weekend is being observed when the story opens?
4. As the story opens, where is the crime scene investigation taking place?
5. At lunch, what is one theory the investigators discuss about the disappearance of the teens?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the significance of Pat Harvey's political connections on the investigation of her daughter's disappearance?
2. In Chapter 12, why does Scarpetta decide to call Abby Turnbull about the murders of Jill Harington and Elizabeth Mott?
3. In Chapter 2, why does Pat Harvey question Scarpetta about the murder of the other couples?
4. What prompts Pat Harvey to call in a psychic, Hilda Ozimek?
5. What is the result of the meeting between Detective Montana, Scarpetta and Marino in Chapter 13?
6. Why was Pat Harvey professionally interested in the Couple Killings long before her daughter was murdered?
7. Why is Scarpetta concerned about the bodies of Cheney and Harvey being moved?
8. What were some of the reasons Scarpetta does not believe it was a rogue CIA agent or a professional hit man that killed Deborah Harvey and Fred Cheney?
9. Why does Scarpetta struggle over spending time with Abby Turnbull in Chapter 3?
10. How does Mr. Joyce describe the car that he saw on his road a few days before a teen couple disappeared?
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
Toward the end of the book, Benton Wesley discusses what he thinks are the psycho-sexual urges that motivated Steven Spurrier to kill. Explain how the contents as well as the condition of Spurrier's home supports or undermines Wesley's conclusions about Spurrier. Be specific.
Essay Topic 3
In many ways, it makes sense that an FBI profiler would seek out the expertise of a psychic. Compare and contrast how the work of Benton Wesley and Hilda Ozimek. Whose work do you think is more important to the solving of The Couple Killings and why? Support your conclusion with examples from the book.
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