Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Test | Final 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. The ancient alien ghost tells Richard that upon reading his article about music, he was what?

2. When Dirk questions Richard about information revealed under hypnosis, he first asks about what?

3. Reg replies "You're standing in it" in response to Dirk's question of where is the what?

4. According to the alien ghost's explanation, what has been orbiting Earth undetected since the explosion that killed him and his friends?

5. Dirk tells Richard that under hypnosis, he was able to remember details he's not even aware of consciously, including a full description of what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Dirk and Reg seem so familiar with each other?

2. Why does Dirk purchase an easy to use phone with large red push-buttons for his detective agency?

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

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

5. What reason does Reg give for resisting the temptation to use his time machine?

6. Why does Richard jump into a canal?

7. How does the alien ghost communicate with Dirk, Richard, and Reg?

8. Susan keeps getting phone calls where all she hears is a faint wind. What are these calls about?

9. Summarize how the alien ghost ends up on Earth.

10. Explain why Dirk hypnotizes Richard.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the reasons that Reg chooses to time travel with his time machine. How does Dirk feel about the professor's reasons? How does the professor contradict himself when he says that he doesn't affect the past? At what point does the professor realize that he's been time traveling irresponsibly?

Essay Topic 2

In this book, the paranormal is normal. Cite three instances where a paranormal activity is treated like a perfectly normal occurrence.

Essay Topic 3

Describe Dirk Gently's interactions and conversations with his clients. Why are they angry with him? How does he justify his charges? Is he a good detective, or is he taking advantage of people? Support your answers with passages from the book.

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