Dead Sleep Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Greg Iles
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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. How does Wingate die?

2. Jordan insists that her brother-in-law is told about the painting of her sister by ______________.

3. Where is the FBI trying to gather and analyze all of the Sleeping Women paintings?

4. Who keeps calling during Jordan's first lunch with Kaiser?

5. What does Kaiser initially think about the missing women?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jordan notice about the lighting in the Sleeping Women?

2. How do Jane's children react to seeing Jordan after their mother has disappeared?

3. What happens when Jordan lands in Washington, D.C. to meet with the FBI?

4. How did Jordan's father supposedly die?

5. Why did Kaiser leave a higher ranking position in Quantico for his job in New Orleans?

6. What happens when Jordan sees the Sleeping Women paintings?

7. How does Jordan respond to de Becque's invitation that she come to his house and photograph his paintings?

8. Which photograph shocks Jordan when she sees it at de Becque's mansion?

9. What are Wheaton's symptoms from his scleroderma?

10. Why do Lenz and Baxter want to use Jordan when questioning suspects?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Present an argument that discusses whether or not Jordan's ability to withstand the constant valium IV drip is believable or not. Make sure to list at least three reasons. Use direct evidence from the text to support your position.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss at least three literary devices Iles uses within the first three chapters to help the reader better understand Jordan as both a character and the protagonist. Make sure to use examples and/or quotations from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

Murder mysteries are an especially popular type of novel. Discuss at least four aspects of Iles's writing style that resonate so strongly with such a large audience, citing specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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