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. Who rules the death an accident?

3. What does Keyes say will happen to Lola?

4. Who accompanies Keyes when he visits Walter later that night?

5. From eavesdropping, shy does Lola think Mr. Sanchetti was not involved in her father's death?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is it that finally makes Walter admit to murdering Nirdlinger?

3. How does Lola react when Walter advises her about not testifying about Phyllis?

4. What do Walter and Phyllis do after they realize that their fate is sealed?

5. What reinforces Lola's love for Sachetti?

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

7. What transpires when Keyes returns to Walter's hospital room later that night?

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

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

10. What are the details of Walter's plan to kill Phyllis?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the point of view in this novel. From whose perspective is the story told? Cite some examples that validate your position.

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

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.

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