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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. What do Marino and Scarpetta think about the cemetery location?
2. Who killed Steven Spurrier?
3. What prescription medication was found in Jill Harrington's body?
4. What does Marino tell Scarpetta about the license plate number she gave him to check?
5. Who is Anna Zenner?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Mr. Joyce describe the car that he saw on his road a few days before a teen couple disappeared?
2. Explain the importance of Spurrier's aplastic anemia.
3. Why does Scarpetta send Abby Turnbull to check out Barry Aranoff?
4. What's the significance of Jill Harrington not having any bills for a newspaper subscription?
5. Why did Camp Peary come under suspicion soon after the Couple Killings started?
6. Describe Scarpetta's reactions to seeing Mark James.
7. Describe Mr. Joyce and his relationship to Dammit.
8. What are some psychological factors Wesley shares with Scarpetta and Marino in Chapter 16 about the serial killer in the Couple Killings?
9. What's the sequence of events that Marino thinks led to the murders of Spurrier and Abby Turnbull?
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
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
Each character below had a feeling of incompetence that led to frustration and anger. Indicate what steps the character took to overcome their feelings. Be sure to use examples from the book to support your statements.
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