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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. Who calls Scarpetta at home in the evening on the day Fred and Deborah's bodies were found?
2. What does Scarpetta learn about Abby Turnbull?
3. What does Scarpetta learn about Hilda Ozimek's findings?
4. At a press conference, what does Pat Harvey divulge regarding her family?
5. What paper does Abby work for?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Abby find out about the Seven-Eleven and what does it show?
2. Why is Scarpetta reluctant to say Deborah Harvey was killed by a shot in the back?
3. What is the problem with the cartridge casing Scarpetta finds at the Cheney-Harvey murder scene?
4. In what condition does Scarpetta find Abby Turnbull when she goes to her apartment?
5. Describe the appearance of the bodies of Harvey and Cheney at the murder scene.
6. Why is a politically inspired kidnapping such a disturbing possibility?
7. How does Ozimek describe a mysterious man she "sees" in the pictures of the woods where Harvey and Cheney were murdered?
8. What is the significance of Pat Harvey's political connections on the investigation of her daughter's disappearance?
9. Describe how Pat Harvey might be feeling when she first arrives at the rest stop where her daughter's abandoned Jeep has been found.
10. As Chapter 1 opens, what is Scarpetta's perspective on working with other police agencies involved in VICAP?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
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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