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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 did Mr. Sanchetti witness at Griffith Park?
2. What does Lola ask Walter?
3. Where does Phyllis call Walter from so they can talk privately?
4. Who was apprehended for trying to get Walter out of Mr. Sanchetti's car?
5. What does Walter ask Keyes?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the news about the murder in the paper the next morning?
2. What do Walter and Phyllis do after they realize that their fate is sealed?
3. Describe Lola's demeanor when she visits Walter at his office a week later.
4. What happens on the night that Walter plans to kill Phyllis?
5. How does Walter find out who Keyes thinks is Phyllis' accomplice?
6. What are the details of Walter's plan to kill Phyllis?
7. What happens after Walter wakes up in the hospital?
8. What does Phyllis do after the insurance company denies liability for the accident claim?
9. What is the symbolism of the moon at the end of the story?
10. What is Keyes' position on the accident?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Walter and Phyllis spend most of their time avoiding being caught for their crime. Do you think they ever felt remorse for what they did? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Explain the symbolism of Walter's using the crutch to kill Mr. Nirdlinger. What does this choice show about Walter? Why did the author choose the crutch when there are so many other options available to Walter?
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