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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 PJ promise Beryl in Key West?
2. Why is Kay looking for PJ?
3. What does Kay threaten to do if Frankie calls her again?
4. How many milligrams of levomethorphan are enough to kill a person?
5. Why does Kay drink Barbancourt rum?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does PJ give Kay, and how does that make her feel?
2. What does Kay learn about Joseph McTigue when she makes a second visit to Mrs. McTigue?
3. In Chapter 14, why do Kay and Pete return to Valhalla, and what do they learn during their visit?
4. Who is Al's friend at Valhalla, and what is characteristic about him?
5. What does Kay discover about Sterling's whereabouts during the murder of her brother Cary?
6. How does Al Hunt commit suicide?
7. Why does Al Hunt visit Kay at home, and what does he tell her?
8. Why can Al never work as a psychologist?
9. In Chapter 17, how does Kay confuse and distract the courier in her home?
10. In Chapter 15, why does Kay suddenly decide to go to Key West?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
After Kay collects trace evidence for the murder of Beryl Madison, Joni Hamm runs a preliminary analysis and briefs Kay. What does Kay learn, and how significant is the knowledge early on in the investigation? Is the information Joni supplies useful in the case, or do other events and evidence make a bigger contribution to Kay's ability to solve it? Provide reasons for your responses.
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
When Kay meets with Mark and Sparacino in New York City, in Sparacino she finds a cunning, underhanded individual who haunts her in many ways. Why does Kay have reason to believe early on that he may be the murderer? Substantiate your answer with text portions in the book.
This section contains 700 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)