Darkest Fear Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Harlan Coben
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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 kind of feelings do the two men have for one another?

2. With whom is Win the closest?

3. Why does Myron recruit this same person to help him find the missing donor?

4. How does Susan Lex receive Myron at her office?

5. What does Myron wonder about Taylor's decision to donate bone marrow?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Myron's meeting with Susan Lex go?

2. After a call from Esperanza in Chapter One, Myron learns that a special someone is looking for him. Who is this person?

3. What new information regarding Davis Taylor does Esperanza have for Myron in Chapter 11?

4. What does Myron think about his first meeting with Stan Gibbs?

5. What is Win's reaction after Myron has told him about Emily's plea and Jeremy's existence?

6. Who is Daniel Mostoni?

7. What does Win discover about Raymond Lex?

8. What information do Terese and Myron uncover at the Bergen County Blood Center?

9. In Chapter Two, after Emily and Myron meet, what shocking news does Myron receive?

10. Why does Myron agree to go to Emily's house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the novel, Emily seems to be a manipulative character.

1. What is the source of Emily's manipulation? Is it Jeremy's survival or her desire for Myron? Cite examples for your reasoning.

2. Does a woman's desperation give her the freedom to do whatever possible to help someone else?

Essay Topic 2

American culture is extremely obsessed with youth and looks. Do you think this is why so many people, like Al Bolitar, are afraid to age? Are Al's worries more philosophical than vain? Is death or old age his ultimate fear?

Essay Topic 3

1. Describe Myron Bolitar as the protagonist of the Darkest Fear.

2. What makes this Sports Agent character stand out as a Twenty-first century mystery solver?

3. What qualities does Myron have that make him a good protagonist for this novel?

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