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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After solving the kidnapping case, when does Spenser hear from Patty again?
(a) In April.
(b) In May.
(c) In December.
(d) In October.

2. Who hires the narrator in Chapter 1?
(a) Buddy.
(b) Hawk.
(c) Susan Silverman.
(d) Patty Giacomin.

3. Which one of the men who enter Patty's house in Chapter 11 does Spenser know?
(a) Buddy.
(b) Harry.
(c) Hawk.
(d) Harold.

4. In Chapter 2, who is the narrator staking out and trying to find?
(a) Mel Giacomin.
(b) Harry Cotton.
(c) Susan Silverman.
(d) Hawk.

5. What is Paul's response to Patty's "plan" in Chapter 7?
(a) He is relieved by the idea.
(b) He is angry with the idea.
(c) He is unhappy with the idea.
(d) He makes no response.

6. Why does Spenser not want a personal relationship with Patty?
(a) Because it would be unprofessional and harm his professional reputation.
(b) Because he does not find her attractive.
(c) Because he does not like mixing personal issues with business matters.
(d) Because he is in love with Susan, and because he believes that Paul would think less of him if he were to get involved with Patty.

7. How does the narrator get into room 315?
(a) By acting like a cabbie delivering a package.
(b) By posing like a pizza delivery person.
(c) By breaking in.
(d) By knocking on the door.

8. What is the narrator hired to do in Chapter 1?
(a) Investigate the client's spouse.
(b) Help the client find out about a blackmailer.
(c) Locate the client's missing dog, a championship-winning fox terrier.
(d) Find the client's son and bring him back home.

9. After the eviction, what was the narrator's new address?
(a) Berkley and Height Ashbury.
(b) Speer and I-25.
(c) It was the same as the previous address.
(d) Boylston Street and the corner of Berkley.

10. How does the narrator enter the building in Chapter 3?
(a) By knocking on the door and acting like a census taker.
(b) By breaking in.
(c) By ringing the bell and posing as a messenger.
(d) By walking in through the open front door.

11. What is Patty's reasoning for being married?
(a) To have a stable home life.
(b) To keep her from being lonely.
(c) To have a father for Paul.
(d) To get power and money.

12. What does Spenser do for dinner the first night that Patty is away in New York?
(a) He makes pork chops with pineapple cream sauce, rice, and a salad.
(b) He stops by a deli on his way home and picks up some sandwiches.
(c) He orders out for pizza.
(d) He gets take-out from a Chinese restarurant just down the corner from his office.

13. What does the narrator say to the woman who answers the door in Chapter 2?
(a) That he needs directions.
(b) That he is delivering a package from Mr. Giacomin.
(c) That he is selling magazine subscriptions.
(d) That he is looking for her lost cat.

14. At the beginning of Chapter 2, where is the narrator sitting?
(a) Outside an apartment building on Hammond Pond Parkway in Chestnut Hill.
(b) At the counter of a Dunkin' Donuts.
(c) The narrator's office.
(d) At police headquarters.

15. Where does the narrator follow the woman to in Chapter 3?
(a) Spenser's office.
(b) Hawk's gym.
(c) Harry Cotton's condominium.
(d) Mel Giacomin's house.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the short, dumpy, barrel-bodied man with the ugly wig and an auburn Dynel ski cap who entered Patty's house?

2. In Chapter 8, when Patty and Spenser are talking at the breakfast table, what conclusion does Spenser come to about Patty, Mel, and Paul's relationship?

3. When they arrive at the house in Chapter 4, how does the passenger enter the house?

4. Who is inside the building that the narrator enters in Chapter 3?

5. What habit does the passenger have that drives the narrator absolutely crazy during their car ride in Chapter 4?

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