Essay Topic 1
Using either Wolfe's or Goodwin's arguments, argue whether to accept or not accept Mrs. Bruner's job.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the maneuvers that Goodwin and others use to detect and prevent surveillance by the FBI. Use examples from the novel.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Cramer's relationship with Wolfe and Goodwin and why he decides to involve them in the murder investigation.
Essay Topic 4
Using examples from the novel, compare and contrast the role of food in Wolfe's and Goodwin's lives.
Essay Topic 5
Argue whether Cramer was justified in thinking that an FBI agent shot Althaus. Use examples from the book.
Essay Topic 6
Explain the event that is the inciting force in the novel and how the author uses it to advance the plot.
Essay Topic 7
Compare and contrast Wolfe's and Goodwin's relationship using examples from The Doorbell Rang.
Essay Topic 8
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