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

2. What is Allison's demeanor when Stone visits her in the jail the next day?

3. The jury in the coroner's inquest rules Libby's death to be ______________________.

4. Stone and Allison discuss whether or not Allison will be responsible for ___________________________.

5. To whom does Stone give $400,000 from the sale of the yacht?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

5. What is the significance of the spear gun and the missing spear that Stone comes across?

6. What is the verdict in the coroner's inquest into the plane crash that killed Libby Manning?

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

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

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

10. How has Sir Leslie masterminded the trial and Allison's fake execution?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Woods uses more than one instance of irony in the story. Cite at least two other examples you can identify in the story, and note why they are examples of irony.

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