Dead Irish Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

John Lescroart
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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 Frannie think that Eddie may have been overwhelmed on the day he died?

2. Who is the main character in DEAD IRISH?

3. Who is the owner of the Cruz Publishing Company?

4. Who had Fr. Cavanaugh encouraged Eddie Cochran to confront regarding the drug deal?

5. What is Jane's father's name?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the medical examiner rule on Eddie's death and what leeway does Abe Glitsky give Dismas regarding the case?

2. Who is Steven Cochran and how does Dismas try to befriend him?

3. Why does Frannie think that her pregnancy may have been a factor if Eddie did indeed commit suicide?

4. Who is Dismas Hardy and what is the state of his life as the novel begins?

5. Who is Abe Glitsky and how does he know Dismas?

6. What does Moses ask Dismas to do about Eddie's death and what does he offer him in return?

7. How does Dismas get involved in another murder investigation while with Abe?

8. What does Father Cavanaugh tell Dismas about Eddie's concerns about what was going on at Army Distributing?

9. How do the people who cared for Eddie Cochran seem to be managing during the time after his funeral?

10. What is Father Cavanaugh's relationship with the Cochran family?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

Essay Topic 2

Greed 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 Dismas. 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 at this point in his life?

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