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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. What favor does Diz do for his friend, Pico?
2. Whose voice does Diz realize is on the 911 call reporting Eddie's body?
3. What is the nickname for District Attorney Bargen?
4. Which of the following did NOT happen to Steven Cochran?
5. When does Fr. Cavanaugh say is the last time he met with Eddie Cochran?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Abe Glitsky intrigued to meet with Father Cavanaugh in Chapter 21?
2. What advice does Dismas get from his former father-in-law, Judge Fowler, about the case?
3. What feeling does Dismas get that Eddie's death has not been related to a drug deal or trouble at work?
4. What might the death of Eddie Cochran teach Dismas about coming to terms with the death of his own infant son?
5. Dismas meets with Father Cavanaugh and does not realize that the priest reveals a huge piece of information in the case. What is it?
6. What bit of information does Rose, the rectory housekeeper, find to be out of place when Father Cavanaugh talks with Abe?
7. What are the circumstances of Linda Polk's death?
8. How has Glitzky's murder case unraveled at this point?
9. What personal pain does Dismas come to terms with in Chapter 25 and how does Jane respond?
10. How is Steven beginning to recover and what is his relationship with his parents now?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
DEAD IRISH is a modern-day mystery story. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category? Explain.
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