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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. Whose efforts got Walter to the hospital?
2. What does Lola tell Walter?
3. What does Walter realize when he sees Phyllis?
4. What behavior has Lola been doing lately?
5. What does Walter do after resting in his stateroom for a day?
Short Essay Questions
1. What suspicious information does Lola give to Walter?
2. How does Walter find out who Keyes thinks is Phyllis' accomplice?
3. What information about Sachetti does Walter learn from Lola?
4. What reinforces Lola's love for Sachetti?
5. What are the details of Walter's plan to kill Phyllis?
6. How does Walter's wish to marry Lola show his suspended state of reality?
7. Describe Lola's demeanor when she visits Walter at his office a week later.
8. What is Keyes' position on the accident?
9. What is the news about the murder in the paper the next morning?
10. What realization does Walter come to when he sees Phyllis on board?
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
The story illustrates how evil thoughts lead to evil deeds. Why is Walter a prime candidate to take part in the crime? What is the lethal combination that lures him to make this decision?
Essay Topic 3
Explain the meaning of the book's title. What is the literal meaning? What is the figurative meaning? Explain.
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