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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 happens to Walter while waiting in Mr. Sanchetti's car?
3. What does Walter learn about Mr. Sanchetti?
4. Why had Mr. Sanchetti suspected Phyllis was up to something the night his car was stolen?
5. What does Walter say is the only reason he has confessed to Nirdlinger's murder?
Short Essay Questions
1. What transpires when Keyes returns to Walter's hospital room later that night?
2. What information about Sachetti does Walter learn from Lola?
3. What are the terms of the deal that Keyes presents to Walter?
4. What shock does Walter get on his second day at sea?
5. What is the news about the murder in the paper the next morning?
6. What realization does Walter come to when he sees Phyllis on board?
7. What is it that finally makes Walter admit to murdering Nirdlinger?
8. What is Walter's main concern after he tells Keyes about killing Nirdlinger?
9. Why does Walter's secretary, Nettie, call him at home that morning?
10. What reinforces Lola's love for Sachetti?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast Walter and Phyllis. What qualities does each bring to the scenario to commit the "perfect murder?"
Essay Topic 2
Walter is a pretty cold character until he meets Lola. Explain the irony of Walter's falling in love with Lola.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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