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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 famous Virginia location is close to the Globe and Laurel?
2. What information does Pat Harvey claim is being "covered-up" by the police, the FBI, and the Medical Examiner's Office?
3. In the murders of Deborah and Fred, who does Marino think was killed first?
4. What was found in an ice chest at the crime scene?
5. As the story opens, where is the crime scene investigation taking place?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Scarpetta's Italian background influence some of her decisions?
2. Describe Scarpetta's reaction to the newspaper headlines after the abandoned Jeep was found.
3. What does Marino think the killer did to get Fred to go into the woods without resistance?
4. How does Ozimek describe her impressions of Marino's wife?
5. Why is a politically inspired kidnapping such a disturbing possibility?
6. Why is Scarpetta reluctant to say Deborah Harvey was killed by a shot in the back?
7. Explain the significance of the jack of hearts.
8. How does Ozimek explain what she does?
9. Explain Wesley's reasons for not keeping Scarpetta informed.
10. How does Pat Harvey exert her influence to get a copy of the autopsy report of her daughter?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Explain how each of the following pieces of information assisted in the development of either the plot or the characters in this story. Be specific in describing how you came to your conclusions.
Pat Harvey's husband having an affair
Pat Harvey's dislike of Fred Cheney
The mutual dislike between Pete Marino and Abby Turnbull
Essay Topic 3
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.
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