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

3. Who comes to the Shipwright's Arms looking for Stone?

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

5. What information does Arrington's faxed letter to Stone contain?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Describe the events leading up to Allison's execution, and how the various characters react.

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

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

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two themes about loss in the book. Then cite an example to support each theme you name.

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