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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 does Sterling know about Beryl's last manuscript?
2. How did these fibers become attached to Beryl?
3. In what age range is the killer thought to be?
4. In Chapter 2, where is Mark James moving to?
5. What type of gun is on the kitchen counter in Beryl's home?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do newspaper headlines implicate Kay, and why does this prompt Ethridge to caution her?
2. What does Kay learn from Sterling Harper?
3. What does Kay do when Sparacino accuses her directly of being paid to give Harper the manuscript?
4. Waiting for her flight back to Richmond, what does Kay learn about Mark James?
5. Why does Mark telephone Kay, and what happens when Kay tries to find out where he is?
6. In Chapter 7, why does Kay drive to Cutler Grove, and what does she discover when she arrives?
7. In Chapter 3, where does Kay learn about Beryl's lecture, and for what organization does she learn that Beryl spoke?
8. What makes Kay suspicious enough to return to her office in the OCME, and what does she find there?
9. How does Al know Beryl Madison, and what does he discover about her car?
10. For what reason does Mark send Kay an airplane ticket to New York City?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Benton Wesley profiles Beryl Madison's killer. Describe the characteristics he presents, and then compare and contrast them with what you know about Frankie Aims. Is Benton on track? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
After the meeting with Sparacino and Mark, Mark abruptly puts Kay in a cab and sends her home. How does Kay feel, and what does she do to try to learn more about the situation? What reasons do you think Mark has for doing this? Is this consistent with the behavior Kay saw the previous night with Mark? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the similarities in the murders of Beryl and Cary Harper's, and then discuss the differences Kay discovers. Which seem more important the common themes or the differences, and why?
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