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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. How was Jill Harrington murdered?
2. What was found in the back seat of Elizabeth Mott's car?
3. What activity did Harrington and Mott like to do together, for instance on Sunday mornings?
4. Who is the owner of The Dealer's Room?
5. What is Scarpetta's relationship with her rescuer who leads her to Wesley's house?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the result of the meeting between Detective Montana, Scarpetta and Marino in Chapter 13?
2. How does Mr. Joyce describe the car that he saw on his road a few days before a teen couple disappeared?
3. What's the sequence of events that Marino thinks led to the murders of Spurrier and Abby Turnbull?
4. Describe what the authorities find in Spurrier's bookcases and living room in Chapter 17.
5. Why does Abby find it hard to believe the murders of Harrington and Mott are connected to the Couple Killings?
6. What do Scarpetta and Marino discover in Chapter 14 about the cemetery where the bodies of Mott and Harrington were found?
7. What does Scarpetta learn about Deborah Harvey's father from an article in the Washington Post?
8. Why aren't the results from the serology reports for Spurrier and the blood found in Elizabeth Mott's car considered conclusive?
9. What does the use of the Hydra-Shok bullet suggest to Scarpetta about the killer and the investigation?
10. Why does Scarpetta send Abby Turnbull to check out Barry Aranoff?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Choose one of the following to write about:
1) Discuss the multiple issues the FBI was balancing while investigating The Couple Killings and the impact of those issues on the investigation.
2) Abby Turnbull and Pat Harvey share information with each other on a regular basis. Do you think this was a reasonable thing for Abby to do? Use examples from the story to support your answer.
3) Pat Harvey was convinced Steven Spurrier murdered her daughter and that Spurrier would never be convicted. Ms. Harvey decided to take matters into her own hands. What do you think of Pat Harvey's decision and should her actions have been foreseen by the police and FBI? Use examples from the book to explain your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Below are three examples of a character or piece of information presented in the story that ultimately proved unimportant in solving the crime. With each example, explain what purpose you think the author had in mind by introducing these elements into the story.
Pete Marino's wife
Scarpetta's niece, Lucy
Deborah Harvey's breast-reduction operation
Essay Topic 3
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.
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