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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 is the person Scarpetta invites to visit her in the summer?
2. What does Scarpetta notice lying by a chair in a photo of Jill Harrington's apartment?
3. What activity has the CIA been banned from carrying-out since the Ford Administration?
4. What is similar in the murders of Jill Harrington and Elizabeth Mott to the murders of Deborah Harvey and Fred Cheney?
5. In Chapter 12, why does Scarpetta meet Abby Turnbull for dinner at a Williamsburg restaurant?
Short Essay Questions
1. What's the significance of Jill Harrington not having any bills for a newspaper subscription?
2. After the meeting with Mr. Joyce, what does Scarpetta reason about the killer that leads her to the next step in her investigation?
3. What do Scarpetta and Marino discover in Chapter 14 about the cemetery where the bodies of Mott and Harrington were found?
4. Why does Scarpetta send Abby Turnbull to check out Barry Aranoff?
5. Why did Camp Peary come under suspicion soon after the Couple Killings started?
6. What are some reasons Scarpetta is convinced there's a link between Dammit and the Couple Killings?
7. What's the sequence of events that Marino thinks led to the murders of Spurrier and Abby Turnbull?
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's the connection between Scarpetta and Anna Zenner and Jill Harrington?
10. Describe what the authorities find in Spurrier's bookcases and living room in Chapter 17.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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