Blood Test Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 in the red porcelain bowls on the table that Alex sees through the window at the Retreat?

2. How much money does Alex ask Matthias to pay him?

3. What kind of fruit did Nona eat while trying to seduce Ezra?

4. What kind of dog does Ezra have?

5. What kind of car does Alex encounter as he leaves the Retreat after sneaking in?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Alex set aside the magazine he's reading while he waits for Ezra to speak with Raoul?

2. When Milo tells Alex that he will pursue the Swopes case after he's done with the rapist's case, why do his words chill Alex?

3. What prompts Raoul to go to La Vista, which lands him in jail?

4. What is significant about the route Ezra and Alex take to Ezra's home?

5. Why does Raoul initially refuse to leave La Vista?

6. Why does Alex decide that Sheriff Houten isn't the right person for him to go to in order to get straight answers about the Swopes?

7. Why does the optimism in Garland Swope's ledgers end in Volume X?

8. How does Alex gain access to the trailer where Nona and Woody are staying?

9. Why is Alex particularly concerned about Ricky Moody following the death of Richard Moody?

10. Why does Alex decide to follow the car he encounters as he leaves the Retreat?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does the Swopes' greenhouse reflect the family itself? What similarities does it have to the goings on in the family?

Essay Topic 2

How does the relationship between Raoul and Alex change as the novel progresses? What causes the change? How does Alex feel about Raoul at the end of the novel? Why?

Essay Topic 3

What makes "Blood Test" a crime novel? What aspects of the crime novel genre does the book contain?

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