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. Why does Sir Winston say he wants to see Stone?

2. When did the arrangement in #113 expire?

3. What does Stone consider buying with some of the money from the sale of the yacht?

4. What does Allison do the night before the trial?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Woods' writing style. How is he different from other writers of his time? What are some of his characteristic writing techniques? Identify some examples of his classic style in "Dead in the Water".

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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