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 news does Cantor give Stone regarding Libby Manning?

2. What does Stone note about the man in #139?

3. What issue does Sir Leslie raise that casts doubt in the prosecution's case?

4. Who is Sir Winston's surprise witness?

5. Why does Stone call Bill Eggers from the yacht?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Jim Forrester's testimony at the trial.

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

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

5. Who is Frank Stendahl and how is his testimony damning for Allison?

6. What does Sir Leslie gives Stone from Allison, and what does he ask of Stone?

7. Why is Allison packing and what close call does Stone help her avoid?

8. What does Stone learn about Paul and Libby's divorce decree?

9. What is the purpose of Sir Winston's having Stone forcefully brought to him for a meeting?

10. What is Jim Forrester's reaction when Stone suggests that Stendahl might actually be Paul Manning?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of Jim Forrester. 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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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