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. With which employee does Dismas first speak when arriving at the Cruz Building?

2. Who is Eddie Cochran's father?

3. Which of the following occupations has Dismas NOT had?

4. Who had introduced Ed and Erin Cochran when they were young?

5. What can Fr. Cavanaugh not allow if Eddie had committed suicide?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Dismas learn from Linda Polk about the troubles of Army Distributing?

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

4. What does Dismas speculate about Sam's wife, Nika's, possible interest in Eddie Cochran?

5. What does Dismas do after identifying Eddie Cochran's body?

6. What is the premise of DEAD IRISH?

7. What is the irony of Dismas seeming to come to life again while investigating Eddie's death?

8. What is the nature of Father Cavanaugh's relationship with Eddie Cochran's mother, Erin?

9. Who is Linda Polk and why does she speak to a man named Alphonse Page at Army Distributing, her father's company?

10. What is the dynamic of the Cochran family as presented after Eddie's death?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lescroart uses more than one instance of irony in the play. Cite at least two other examples you can identify in the story and note why they are examples of irony.

Essay Topic 2

Project into the future ten years and write a brief synopsis for the lives of Dismas, Jane, and the Cochrans. Be sure to include emotional states as well as physical characteristics, geographic locations, work, hobbies, and socialization.

Essay Topic 3

The author uses some important instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an example of foreshadowing.

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