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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. Where is Lola living now?
2. Who rules the death an accident?
3. Who visits Walter at his office a week later?
4. Why is Keyes excited now?
5. What does Walter do the following morning?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Sachetti come to be at the site of Walter's shooting that night?
2. What happens after Walter wakes up in the hospital?
3. What shock does Walter get on his second day at sea?
4. How does Walter's wish to marry Lola show his suspended state of reality?
5. What surprising information does Walter get from reading the newspaper account of his accident?
6. What realization does Walter come to when he sees Phyllis on board?
7. What do Walter and Phyllis do after they realize that their fate is sealed?
8. What does Keyes tell Walter to get him to start thinking about confessing to Nirdlinger's murder?
9. What reinforces Lola's love for Sachetti?
10. What does Lola tell Walter about Sachetti that makes him suspicious?
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
Explain the meaning of the book's title. What is the literal meaning? What is the figurative meaning? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast Walter and Phyllis. What qualities does each bring to the scenario to commit the "perfect murder?"
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