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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. Scarpetta suspects the killer is familiar with which popular sport?
2. What does Scarpetta suspect is of greatest importance to the serial killer?
3. Who is Dammit?
4. What activity has the CIA been banned from carrying-out since the Ford Administration?
5. Why does Abby Turnbull compare her relationship with Clifford Ring to the relationship of Elizabeth Mott and Jill Harrington?
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. How does Mr. Joyce describe the car that he saw on his road a few days before a teen couple disappeared?
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. In Chapter 16, what do Scarpetta and Marino learn about Steven Spurrier, the man that approached Scarpetta and Abby in the Williamsburg Restaurant?
6. Explain the importance of Spurrier's aplastic anemia.
7. Why did Camp Peary come under suspicion soon after the Couple Killings started?
8. 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?
9. What is the result of the meeting between Detective Montana, Scarpetta and Marino in Chapter 13?
10. In Chapter 12, why does Scarpetta decide to call Abby Turnbull about the murders of Jill Harington and Elizabeth Mott?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Another theme that plays throughout the book is that of betrayal and the havoc it wreaks on different individuals. Select two of the following characters and explain how betrayal impacted their lives and shaped their decisions:
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Manipulating public sentiment is another element in this story, illustrated by Pat Harvey's use of the press. But this can be a move that has serious consequences. What are the dangers of denouncing government agencies publicly? Was Pat Harvey right to go to the press with her accusations? If you were an ordinary citizen, would you have believed Harvey's conspiracy theories? Be sure to fully explain your answer.
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