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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 does Allison give to Stone for his legal fees?
2. How does Allison appear as she gives her testimony?
3. While on the stand, how does Allison describe her early marriage to Paul?
4. What does Stone suggest regarding Stendahl?
5. What does Stone note about the man in #139?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the events leading up to Allison's execution, and how the various characters react.
2. What assertions is Stone able to make regarding Paul Manning's health as a possible cause of death and the reason why Stendahl would like to see Allison convicted?
3. How has Sir Leslie masterminded the trial and Allison's fake execution?
4. What is Stone's perception of Allison's private meeting with Sir Leslie?
5. What is the verdict in the coroner's inquest into the plane crash that killed Libby Manning?
6. What is Jim Forrester's reaction when Stone suggests that Stendahl might actually be Paul Manning?
7. How is Sir Winston unsuccessful at undermining Stone with a surprise witness as the trial begins?
8. What changes Stone's perspective on Allison's use of a spear gun to kill her husband?
9. According to Sir Leslie, what is Sir Winston willing to do in order to get the prime minister's position?
10. What does Sir Leslie gives Stone from Allison, and what does he ask of Stone?
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
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 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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