Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. After Gordon dies and steps out of his body, what does he find surprising?

2. In Chapter 13, who breaks into someone's apartment?

3. What is the relationship between Richard MacDuff and private investigator Dirk Gently?

4. What happens after the Electric Monk and his horse walk through a small wooden door in the valley?

5. In Dirk's office, he and Richard talk about Schrodinger's Cat, which is what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author utilize foreshadowing with the character Gordon Way?

2. When Michael Wenton-Weakes wakes up in a strange mood, what has he just dreamed about?

3. By the end of the first chapter, what appears to have happened to the tower?

4. Why and how does Reg entertain Sarah, a bored little girl attending the Coleridge dinner?

5. How does Richard discover that his boss, Gordon, has been murdered?

6. What happens when the Electric Monk believes that Sergeant Gilks is a god?

7. What did Richard do before working for WayForward Technologies?

8. Explain why Dirk hypnotizes Richard.

9. How does Reg behave when he takes Dirk and Richard with him back in time to a rain forest?

10. What does Richard see the first time that he goes to Dirk's agency?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The ancient alien ghost unsuccessfully tries to gain control over the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Richard, and Reg. The ghost does succeed in fully possessing Michael. What enables the ghost to possess him completely? What similarities do Michael and the ghost share?

Essay Topic 2

Does Dirk Gently save the human race from total extinction, as he claims that he does? Does he save the day by himself or with help from others? Explain in detail.

Essay Topic 3

All the seemingly unconnected pieces of the author's big puzzle come together near the end. Describe three key pieces of the puzzle that lead the main characters to realize that the human race is in danger if the alien ghost is allowed to carry out his plans.

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