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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why is Mr. Joyce interviewed by Marino and Scarpetta?
2. Who is Anna Zenner?
3. What is the name of the national magazine that runs a feature story on Pat Harvey and her murdered daughter?
4. Who is the owner of The Dealer's Room?
5. How was Jill Harrington murdered?
Essay Topic 1
Select one of the following and answer the questions:
1 ) Compare and contrast how much information is revealed about the killer, Steven Spurrier, and how much is revealed about Pat Harvey. Based on the information you present, indicate how realistic it is that Spurrier is the serial killer and in turn is killed by Pat Harvey? Be sure to use concrete examples from the novel to support your answer.
2) Compare and contrast how the authorities in the book handled these serial killings.
How would you describe the actions of the authorities?
What do you think they did right? What would you criticize?
Overall, are you sympathetic or critical of the actions on the part of the various policing and governmental authorities? Why? Be specific.
Essay Topic 2
The issue of control is another dominant theme in this story. Select one of the following characters and describe how the issue of control played as both a positive and a negative influence in the character's decisions.
Essay Topic 3
Parent-child relationships are complex and sometimes difficult. Below are characters whose relationship with a parent is mentioned in the story. Explain the significance of the parent-child relationship, if any, to the development of the story or the character. Be sure to support your analysis with relevant examples from the book.
This section contains 1,300 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)