Dead in the Water Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Stuart Woods
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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 Stone sneak off of Allison's yacht?

2. Paul Manning had been married before to a woman who lived in which U.S. state?

3. Who is on the yacht that Stone watches come into the harbor?

4. Stone tells Libby that Allison will pay her __________________ if she will sign a contract promising not to make any more claims against Paul's estate.

5. Thomas gives Stone of list of ____________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Jim Forrester want to be present when Allison gives an interview to the reporter from 60 Minutes?

2. What are the terms of Allison's bail, and what are consequences if she should violate it?

3. What is so disconcerting about Jim Forrester's story?

4. How does Stone manage the media and press conference for Allison?

5. What happens to the reporters who have come to the island to cover Allison's trial?

6. What does the investigator learn about Paul Manning which may indicate that he committed suicide?

7. Who is Thomas and what is he able to tell Stone about the yacht in the harbor and its passengers?

8. What is Chris Wheaton's opinion of Allison and how does she intend to portray Allison in the broadcast segment?

9. Why is Allison unable to elude the police as she tries to escape from the island?

10. Who is Arrington Carter and what is her relationship with Stone?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Suspicion takes on an almost human persona in this story. What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses more than one theme in the novel. Identify at least two themes in the story and then cite an example to support each theme.

Essay Topic 3

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two themes about loss in the book. Then cite an example to support each theme you name.

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