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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 is one of Jonathan's alleged hobbies?
2. Amanda takes her secretary to which location?
3. What is the woman's nickname?
4. Where is the place located?
5. Dino claims that his ancestors were which part of the royal family?
Short Essay Questions
1. Discuss Dino's conversation with Mr. Elliot. How is Elliot possibly linked to Millman's murder?
2. Discuss Allan Peebles' downfall and removal from the American Infiltrator.
3. Examine the scene in which Dino and Mary Ann meet with the Whitfields. How does May Ann surprise Dino?
4. What is the next and last issue of DIRT? Who will receive it? What is different about this issue?
5. What is the next step for the Bruce brothers? What incident makes it obvious that someone is closing in on them?
6. What news does Arrington deliver on the way home from the hospital? What is Stone's reaction?
7. What inside information does Arrington give to Stone about Dryer?
8. What happens to the Bruce brothers? What are they doing when they are found?
9. What happens when Stone goes to investigate the strange noise downstairs?
10. Discuss Amanda's failed attempts at firing Stone. Why does Stone refuse to give up with or without Amanda?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Who is Enrico Bianchi? What type of character is Bianchi? What is his profession? What role does the play in the story? How is he related to one or more of the characters in the book? How does that relationship affect the characters and/or the story? Who is an old friend to Bianchi? Why do the old friends meet? Is their relationship still strong? What is Bianchi's role in dealing with the Bruce brothers?
Essay Topic 2
Stone Barrington is a no nonsense cop turned attorney in Manhattan. Examine Barrington's career. Why do you think Woodman and Weld hires Barrington on the side? Does Barrington have any knowledge of criminal law? How do Bill Eggers and Stone Barrington know each other? Write a complete character description of Stone Barrington. Include physical descriptions and other information gleaned from the text.
Essay Topic 3
Write a short story that takes place six, twelve, or eighteen months after the end of the book. What might happen to Hickcock, Tiff, Stone, Arrington, and Dino? Would any of the relationships change? Would the guys still meet at Elaine's? Will Arrington and Stone still be together? Will Dino be investigated for his ties to the Bianchis? Use your imagination and remember to put in a plausible new murder plot.
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