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. Who is the woman who sailed into harbor on the yacht?

2. Stone calls Bill Eggers to have him hire _________________.

3. Who is the investigator who Stone calls to come to the islands and investigate the case?

4. What does Stone offer the woman in #10?

5. What frustrates Stone about working with Sir Leslie?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Allison have mixed feelings regarding Stone's payment to Libby?

2. What does Bob Cantor find out about Paul Manning's financial situation and why does Stone negate Bob's assertions that Paul may have killed himself?

3. How could Stone's media blitz backfire on him and be negative for Allison's trial?

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

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

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

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

8. Who is Allison Manning and how does Stone come in contact with her?

9. What does Sir Winston insinuate about Allison's role in her husband's death at the coroner's inquest?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Explain Woods' use of humor in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of humor and explain why the author used them where he did.

Essay Topic 3

Create a brief character study of Stone. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him--if anything--at this point in his life?

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