|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Scarpetta's relationship with her rescuer who leads her to Wesley's house?
2. Who rescues Scarpetta when she gets lost looking for Wesley's house?
3. What does Abby Turnbull discover about the owner of the car with the license plate number Marino traced?
4. What does Scarpetta notice lying by a chair in a photo of Jill Harrington's apartment?
5. Where does Mark James live?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe what the authorities find in Spurrier's bookcases and living room in Chapter 17.
2. 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?
3. Why does Abby find it hard to believe the murders of Harrington and Mott are connected to the Couple Killings?
4. What are some reasons Scarpetta is convinced there's a link between Dammit and the Couple Killings?
5. How does Mr. Joyce describe the car that he saw on his road a few days before a teen couple disappeared?
6. Describe Mr. Joyce and his relationship to Dammit.
7. Explain the importance of Spurrier's aplastic anemia.
8. What's the significance of Jill Harrington not having any bills for a newspaper subscription?
9. What do Scarpetta and Marino discover in Chapter 14 about the cemetery where the bodies of Mott and Harrington were found?
10. Why is it significant that Aranoff is not the man that approached Scarpetta and Abby that evening at the restaurant?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
Hilda Ozimek, the psychic, played a key role in this story. The following two part question addresses the nature of this character in the development of the story's plot. Be sure to support your answer using examples from the story.
a) How is Ozimek's character useful in moving the story forward?
b) Could the author have used another device or character with equal effectiveness?
This section contains 1,208 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)