Double Indemnity 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. How does Lola plan to get the truth out of Phyllis?

2. What does Lola vow to do?

3. What does Keyes tell Walter about Lola?

4. What does Keyes think is the best way to catch the perpetrator of a crime like this?

5. Who was apprehended for trying to get Walter out of Mr. Sanchetti's car?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Lola's demeanor when she visits Walter at his office a week later.

2. What does Lola tell Walter about Sachetti that makes him suspicious?

3. What precipitates Walter's plan to kill Phyllis?

4. What is Keyes' position on the accident?

5. What suspicious information does Lola give to Walter?

6. What realization does Walter come to when he sees Phyllis on board?

7. What does Phyllis do after the insurance company denies liability for the accident claim?

8. What is Walter's main concern after he tells Keyes about killing Nirdlinger?

9. What happens on the night that Walter plans to kill Phyllis?

10. What are the terms of the deal that Keyes presents to Walter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why does it never occur to Walter that Phyllis is thinking of a way to kill him just as he is thinking of killing her? What is it about Walter's personality that allows for this flawed lack of judgment? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

This story is built on a thread of tension for dramatic effect. Cite three examples from the book in which the author puts the characters in almost unbearably tense situations.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the symbolism of the moon throughout the story? What does it mean for Walter and Lola? What does it ultimately mean for Walter and Phyllis? Explain.

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