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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 does Walter learn about Mr. Sanchetti?
2. What does Lola vow to do?
3. What is Mr. Sanchetti's current situation?
4. Walter thinks Phyllis will be all right if ___________________________.
5. What does Keyes think is the best way to catch the perpetrator of a crime like this?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Walter find out who Keyes thinks is Phyllis' accomplice?
2. What is the news about the murder in the paper the next morning?
3. What is the symbolism of the moon at the end of the story?
4. What do Walter and Phyllis do after they realize that their fate is sealed?
5. What is it that finally makes Walter admit to murdering Nirdlinger?
6. What happens after Walter wakes up in the hospital?
7. How does Lola react when Walter advises her about not testifying about Phyllis?
8. What are the details of Walter's plan to kill Phyllis?
9. How does Walter's wish to marry Lola show his suspended state of reality?
10. What shock does Walter get on his second day at sea?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author provides no real history or personal information on Walter. reate a personal history, bio and a glimpse into Walter's lifestyle at the time he met Phyllis.
Essay Topic 2
Walter believes that he is smarter than most of the people he deals with--including Phyllis. Explain how this is part of his downfall. What role do greed and ego play in Walter's demise?
Essay Topic 3
Phyllis is the epitome of a femme fatale. Explain what this means and cite examples that validate this description of Phyllis.
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