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. When Stone cross-examines the Constabulary, he establishes that the diary ____________________.

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

3. What does Sir Winston accuse Stone of?

4. While on the stand, how does Allison describe her early marriage to Paul?

5. Stone realizes that ________________ is actually Paul Manning.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Stone learn about Libby Manning's mother, and how does he help the woman personally?

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

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

7. How does Stone insure that Allison has an alibi for her whereabouts when the Race pulls out of the harbor?

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

9. What does Stone learn about Arrington who has still not shown up on the island?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Woods use the literary technique of local color in "Dead in the Water"? What elements comprise local color? Give some examples of the local color in St. Marks establishments, in the characters, and in the events.

Essay Topic 2

Woods is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors, and irony. Briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

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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