Dead Irish Test | Final 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. Alphonse waits at the airport to board a plane to ____________.

2. Why does Steven think his mother is trying to show him more attention?

3. To what does Alphonse admit during questioning?

4. Who does Diz need to see when he is unable to find the answers in Eddie's death?

5. Why does Sam Polk fail to show up for his meeting with Diz and Abe?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Steven beginning to recover and what is his relationship with his parents now?

2. Explain the irony of Sam's doing the drug deal to get more money to keep Nika.

3. What might the death of Eddie Cochran teach Dismas about coming to terms with the death of his own infant son?

4. Why is Frannie having a hard time understanding Eddie's death and her possible role in it?

5. What is revealed about Arturo Cruz and his knowledge about Eddie Cochran in Chapter 17?

6. What advice does Dismas get from his former father-in-law, Judge Fowler, about the case?

7. How has Glitzky's murder case unraveled at this point?

8. What does Big Ed share with Dismas about Father Cavanaugh and his place in the Cochran family?

9. What surprises Abe when he meets Father Cavanaugh?

10. What personal pain does Dismas come to terms with in Chapter 25 and how does Jane respond?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

DEAD IRISH is a modern-day mystery story. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Explain Lescroart's use of humor in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of humor and explain why the author used them where he did.

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