Dead in the Water Test | Final 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. What is the content of the item in #111?

2. Who is the lawyer who represents Libby and her mother?

3. What does Allison give to Stone for his legal fees?

4. Stone insists that Allison never _________________.

5. During cross-examination, Stone establishes that _____________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the real reason the jury convicts Allison and what is her sentence?

2. How are Stone and Allison at odds regarding Allison's obligations to Libby's family after Libby's death?

3. Describe Allison's demeanor during her testimony.

4. What is Stone's life like after the trial and what revelation does he make that now makes sense?

5. What is Stone's perception of Allison's private meeting with Sir Leslie?

6. What does Stone learn about Libby Manning's mother, and how does he help the woman personally?

7. According to Sir Leslie, what is Sir Winston willing to do in order to get the prime minister's position?

8. How does Stone insure that Allison has an alibi for her whereabouts when the Race pulls out of the harbor?

9. Describe the events leading up to Allison's execution, and how the various characters react.

10. Who is the man who shows up at the Shipwright's Arms and what does Stone find notable about him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

The author uses some important instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is, and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an example of foreshadowing.

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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