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 Baxter know what is happening during the interviews?

2. Other than Jordan, who has a strong crush on Kaiser?

3. What does de Becque think about the women in the Sleeping Women paintings?

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

5. What is Jordan Glass's specialty in her career?

Short Essay Questions

1. What offer does Wingate make to Jordan about her own photography?

2. What is so suspicious about the random call Jordan gets in the middle of the night soon after her sister disappears?

3. What is Dr. Lenz's theory about the killer(s) behind the Sleeping Women?

4. What does de Becque hint about Jordan's father during her first visit to his mansion?

5. What does Jordan think about what happened to her sister in the beginning of the novel?

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

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

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

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

10. What act in Viet Nam did Wheaton report to his superiors in the military?

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

Contrast one scene in "Dead Sleep" that borders the line of believability with one scene that is completely believable. What is different in each? What does Iles do in one scene that makes it believable that he does not do (or that he does not do as well) in the scene that is less believable?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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