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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 Nystrom say an empty stable is like to a diary farmer?
2. What does Rydberg suffer from?
3. Which artist was Wallander listening to the night before?
4. What does Boden say was wrong with the suitcase?
5. Wallander wants his officers to find more background on whom?
Short Essay Questions
1. What kind of relationship does Wallander have with his daughter Linda?
2. What does the old man see from his bedroom window?
3. Describe Wallander's phone call with Mona.
4. Describe the state of Johannes' body in this chapter?
5. In what way is Kurt Wallender's life currently a mess?
6. What does the reader find out about refugees in Sweden in this chapter?
7. What does the bank teller inform Wallander about Johannes?
8. Why does Wallander have problems with Hansson?
9. What does Wallender find out about Johannes in this chapter?
10. How did Wallander save his daughter's life?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Pick a character from the book and discuss his or her goals and motives. Do they achieve their motive? Do they share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do their goals clash with other characters? How do the characters' goals and motives affect their interaction with each other?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss elements of the narrative structure: Exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the book's themes?
Essay Topic 3
What are the different subplots in the story? How do they link to the main plot? Why is it important subplots have something in common with the main story? What is an example of a bad subplot?
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