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 does Stone notice is missing from the Expansive in Chapter 41?

2. Stone insists that Allison never _________________.

3. What is the name of the yacht which Allison has chartered to take her out of St. Marks?

4. What does the man in #139 say his profession is?

5. How does Allison appear as she gives her testimony?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How is Sir Winston unsuccessful at undermining Stone with a surprise witness as the trial begins?

5. What changes Stone's perspective on Allison's use of a spear gun to kill her husband?

6. 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?

7. Describe Allison's demeanor during her testimony.

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Suspicion takes on an almost human persona in this story. What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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