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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 rescues Scarpetta when she gets lost looking for Wesley's house?
2. What was the relationship between Jill Harrington and Elizabeth Mott?
3. What does Marino learn from the owner of the 1990 Lincoln Mark Seven?
4. After Steven Spurrier's house is searched, what do Marino and Scarpetta surmise the killer does to the victims' cars?
5. Where did Jill Harrington go almost every week her third year in law school?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is it significant that Aranoff is not the man that approached Scarpetta and Abby that evening at the restaurant?
2. What does the use of the Hydra-Shok bullet suggest to Scarpetta about the killer and the investigation?
3. Why does Scarpetta send Abby Turnbull to check out Barry Aranoff?
4. What is the result of the meeting between Detective Montana, Scarpetta and Marino in Chapter 13?
5. Explain the importance of Spurrier's aplastic anemia.
6. What were some of the reasons Scarpetta does not believe it was a rogue CIA agent or a professional hit man that killed Deborah Harvey and Fred Cheney?
7. Why aren't the results from the serology reports for Spurrier and the blood found in Elizabeth Mott's car considered conclusive?
8. How does Mr. Joyce describe the car that he saw on his road a few days before a teen couple disappeared?
9. What's the significance of Jill Harrington not having any bills for a newspaper subscription?
10. What's the connection between Scarpetta and Anna Zenner and Jill Harrington?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Describe the plot significance of Pat Harvey's job as "drug czar." Be sure to touch on the FBI, the Justice Department, the CIA, the questionable charities, the investigation of The Couple Killings.
Essay Topic 3
At one point, Scarpetta tells Marino she believes it's not the selection of the victims that's most important to the killer, it's the selection of the place. What does Scarpetta mean by that statement? Do you think her supposition is correct or not? Support your answer with examples from the book.
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