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. Sir Winston asks Allison about her husband's ________________.

2. 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.

3. Who is the pilot of the plane that will take Libby to Antigua?

4. Who is the Hollywood star who Stone's girlfriend wants to interview?

5. What does Stone go to the yacht to look for?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Bob Cantor uncover regarding the Mannings' activities prior to leaving the Canary Islands?

4. Who is Jim Forrester and how does Stone meet him?

5. What two possibilities for a faked death exist as revealed by Bob Cantor and what is Stone's opinion of these?

6. What is the message of the fax which Stone receives from Arrington?

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

8. What is Stone's plan for putting some public pressure on Sir Winston regarding the case?

9. Who is Stone Barrington?

10. What request does Sir Leslie make of the court regarding Stone?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the significance of the novel's title. What did the author mean by calling the book "Dead in the Water"? Cite an example to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Project into the future ten years and write a brief synopsis for the lives of Stone, Arrington and Allison. Be sure to include emotional states as well as physical characteristics, geographic locations, work, hobbies, socialization, etc.

Essay Topic 3

Create a brief character study of Sir Winston. 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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