Chasing the Dime: A Novel Test | Final 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. What does Pierce leave behind as he exits the house on Amalfi in Chapter 35?

2. What conclusion does Pierce come to as to the phone number he and Lilly appeared to have shared at one point or another?

3. What does Renner show Pierce a picture of in Chapter 22?

4. Where did Lilly move to after leaving her mother in Tampa?

5. What is a Venice walk street as Pierce describes it in Chapter 36?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Monica catch Pierce doing in Chapter 26 that causes her to request a transfer back to the general secretary pool?

2. What disorder does Goddard's daughter suffer? How does this relate to his investments?

3. What does Cody Zeller tell Pierce he has FedEx'd to his office in Chapter 25? What does Pierce discover inside the package in chapter 26?

4. What does Condon have Goddard sign before allowing him into the lab? For what reason?

5. What does Goddard and the others see on the scanning electron microscope that proves Proteus is creating energy?

6. What does Pierce find hidden in his backpack in Chapter 31?

7. Why does Renner accuse Pierce of murder? How does Renner excuse the attack Pierce has suffered?

8. What does Pierce find in a storage unit rented in his name and attached to a scramble card he found in his backpack?

9. What does Pierce say in Chapter 22 that convinces Renner that he is guilty?

10. How does Pierce locate an address for Lucy LaPorte in chapter 34 after his computer genius friend failed?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following in detail using quotes from the novel to support your conclusions:

1) Setting

2) Point of View

3) Language.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss one of the following in detail using quotes from the novel to support your conclusions:

1) Character motivation

2) Character traits

3) Character relationships.

Essay Topic 3

Who is Robert Renner? Why does Renner believe that Pierce killed Lilly Quinlan? What is a Good Samaritan? Why does Renner think that Pierce would call the police for a murder he committed? What admission does Pierce make that Renner sees as an admission of guilt? On what basis does Renner try to get a search warrant against Pierce? Why does Pierce's lawyer caution him about Renner? Why does Renner agree to help Pierce in the end? What happens when Renner hides in the wire lab during Pierce's conversation with Zeller? Does Renner believe Pierce to be innocent in the end?

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