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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 is the nickname of the man who built Alex's pond?
2. Who comes with Mrs. Moody and the children to see Alex for a therapy session in Chapter 12?
3. Whose information about Nona does Alex say must be taken with "a shake of salt"?
4. Who do the policemen jokingly say they should call when they notice people at the Sea Breeze Motel pulling back the corners of their curtains to look out the windows?
5. What pattern is on the wall paper in the hospital ward where Alex meets Woody?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Alex frustrated when Raoul shows up for their first meeting regarding Woody?
2. Why does Milo answer "Maybe. Maybe not" to Alex's inquiry as to whether or not the scene at the Sea Breeze Motel looks bad?
3. Why did Robin feel that putting in a koi pond might be beneficial to Alex?
4. What reason does Doug give Milo for telling Jan Rambo he never wanted to work with Nona again?
5. Why does Bev initially keep the information about the affair between Nona and Augie a secret?
6. Why does Raoul say the parents who were Jehovah's Witnesses, were happy when Raoul took them to court to force them to allow blood transfusions for their daughter?
7. What leads Beverly to immediately conclude that Milo is a cop even though she has not met him and he's not in uniform?
8. Why did Milo choose not to take the lieutenants exam when it was offered to him?
9. What reason does Diane Severe give Mr. Moody for only allowing him supervised visits with his children?
10. Who are the Touchers?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Alex Delaware as the protagonist of the novel. What makes him the protagonist? What is he like? What do his interactions with Richard Moody, Woody, and Raoul reveal about his character?
Essay Topic 2
What is the scene at the climax of the novel? What makes it the climax? What leads up to this climax? What story lines are wrapped up?
Essay Topic 3
How is Kellerman uniquely qualified to write a crime novel such as this? What is his background? How is he similar to Alex?
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