Eyes of Prey Test | Final Test - Hard

John Sandford
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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 time of year is it?

2. Lucas has reason to believe that Bekker is involved with ____.

3. Lucas is torn between going to Cassie's apartment or the _____. Lucas chooses the latter.

4. Who painted the picture sent by Loverboy?

5. Bekker notices many of the students are wearing what type of shoes?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Lucas and Cassie break into the theater? What does Lucas take?

2. Discuss the phone call Lucas receives regarding Sarah. What is the problem? What is the outcome of the call?

3. What is Lucas' next move regarding Bekker?

4. What is the general opinion about George's disappearance? What does Lucas think about the development?

5. Discuss the scene in which Druze attempts to find a new, random victim. What crucial mistake is made by Druze?

6. What strange question does Bekker ask Lucas? What about the question gives a clue to Bekker's part in the case?

7. Who is the witness to Druze's latest crime? What odd reference does the witness give to Lucas? Does the reference help?

8. What happens when Bekker foes to Cassie's apartment? What is Bekker's plan?

9. Explain the scene in which Druze abducts and murders George. What happens to George's car?

10. Discuss Lucas' temporary break down regarding the case. Where does Lucas place his anger?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a short memoir that might have been written by Carlo Druze. What types of things would Druze be most proud of in his career and personal lives? What other types of professional work might Druze have done? Would the memoir include details of his relationships with his victims? How might Druze describe how he felt before, during and after each murder? Examine the relationship between Druze and Bekker.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the characters, plots, settings, and outcomes of the stories woven into "Eyes of Prey." Use the scenarios in another one of Sandford's series of books for comparison. How do the story lines differ? What is the conclusion of each story? Which lead character did you like better? Explain.

Discuss Sandford's use of Minnesota for the setting in the Lucas Davenport series. Why do you think Sandford chose Minnesota? How accurate do you think the setting is in regards to the real location? What areas are most commonly referenced in the story? What other location might have worked as well, if not better, than Minnesota? What is unique about the setting? What regionalisms are exhibited by Davenport and the rest of the characters? Explain.

Davenport is well known as a successful video game inventor. Discuss how Davenport got into the business. What was the original idea? How are video games developed? What kinds of games are Davenport's specialty? Is it expensive to develop a game? Where does Davenport do his work? Who helps Davenport test the games? How do you think the video game business affects Davenport's police work? Do you think Davenport will stay with the business as well as the police force? If not, which job will he quit?

Davenport is often viewed as a rogue cop, one who does not play by the book. Discuss this behavior. How is Davenport's method helpful to his work? How might it hinder or jeopardize an investigation? How do Davenport's colleagues feel about his behavior? Is Davenport viewed as an asset or liability by his commander? What kind of reprimands might Davenport receive for his unusual methods? Does Daniel know about Davenport's antics? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

In "Eyes of Prey" it becomes clear early on that the eyes of each victim represent something special to Michael Bekker. Examine Bekker's obsession with the eyes. Is there a specific reason Bekker wants the eyes of each victim removed? Is there something from Bekker's past that causes the behavior? Is there some religious connotation? Are the eyes a metaphor for something deeper? Explain.

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