Blood Work Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Michael Connelly
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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. Why does Terry think he should spend the weekend preparing for a case?

2. What does Terry notice about the shooter?

3. Why is Jaye angry with Terry?

4. How does Graciela feel about Terry's call?

5. What does Terry's doctor think about his decision to help Graciela?

Short Essay Questions

1. As the novel begins, what physical condition is Terry dealing with?

2. When Terry gets back home, what does he tell Jaye they need to do?

3. What do the officers show to Terry that is extremely hard for him to digest?

4. As Terry begins to go through all of the Cordell case information, what does he notice about the items?

5. What do the earrings and picture prove about the killer?

6. Who is responsible for solving Gloria's case and how do they react to Terry's desire for involvement?

7. What do Jaye and Terry come to the conclusion of concerning Gloria's earring?

8. Why do police rarely use hypnotism in their investigations?

9. Why does Terry always become so angry with his neighbor, Buddy?

10. What does Terry notice about Gloria's file information?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1. Explain why the pace of a mystery novel is essential to the story.

2. Analyze how Connelly chooses to reveal important details.

3. How does this establish the plot and keep the reader constantly surprised.

Essay Topic 2

1. Throughout the novel, the plot quickens its pace as different facts are revealed. Pick three chapters and describe the tone and pacing of Connelly's style.

2. Next, justify why Connelly chose to use a certain tone and style in that certain section of the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze Graciela's character?

What is the driving force of this powerful woman and how does she use her grief to help her through a difficult time?

How do Graciela and Gloria seem to be similar?

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