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. How does Sir Winston treat Allison when she is on the stand?

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

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

4. Who refuses to visit with Allison even though she requests to see him?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Describe Allison's demeanor during her testimony.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain Woods' use of humor in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of humor and explain why the author used them where he did.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Create a brief character study of Stone. 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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