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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. After Steven Spurrier is arrested, what do the police find searching his home?
2. What does Scarpetta see when she enters The Dealer's Room?
3. Who is Mr. Joyce?
4. What does Dammit have in common with Bonnie Smyth and Jim Freeman?
5. What activity did Harrington and Mott like to do together, for instance on Sunday mornings?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why aren't the results from the serology reports for Spurrier and the blood found in Elizabeth Mott's car considered conclusive?
2. What does the use of the Hydra-Shok bullet suggest to Scarpetta about the killer and the investigation?
3. In Chapter 16, what do Scarpetta and Marino learn about Steven Spurrier, the man that approached Scarpetta and Abby in the Williamsburg Restaurant?
4. Why did Camp Peary come under suspicion soon after the Couple Killings started?
5. What are some psychological factors Wesley shares with Scarpetta and Marino in Chapter 16 about the serial killer in the Couple Killings?
6. How does Mr. Joyce describe the car that he saw on his road a few days before a teen couple disappeared?
7. Explain the importance of Spurrier's aplastic anemia.
8. What's the sequence of events that Marino thinks led to the murders of Spurrier and Abby Turnbull?
9. What does Scarpetta learn about Deborah Harvey's father from an article in the Washington Post?
10. Why does Abby find it hard to believe the murders of Harrington and Mott are connected to the Couple Killings?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
Describe the differences and similarities between Pat Harvey and Abby Turnbull. How do these characteristics contribute to the success of each woman? The ultimate demise of each woman? Be sure to offer specific examples from the book to support your response.
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