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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 do after resting in his stateroom for a day?
2. What happens when Phyllis files her claim for payment?
3. What does Walter do with the information Lola shared with him?
4. Where does Phyllis call Walter from so they can talk privately?
5. What does Walter do with the item kept in the file?
Short Essay Questions
1. What surprising information does Walter get from reading the newspaper account of his accident?
2. What is it that finally makes Walter admit to murdering Nirdlinger?
3. How does Walter's wish to marry Lola show his suspended state of reality?
4. What precipitates Walter's plan to kill Phyllis?
5. What suspicious information does Lola give to Walter?
6. What do Walter and Phyllis do after they realize that their fate is sealed?
7. What are the details of Walter's plan to kill Phyllis?
8. What does Phyllis do after the insurance company denies liability for the accident claim?
9. What is Keyes' position on the accident?
10. How does Lola react when Walter advises her about not testifying about Phyllis?
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
Explain why Walter is so enamored with Phyllis. Why does he willingly offer to commit murder for her? Is this typical behavior for Walter or has something happened to him at this particular point in his life.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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