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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. Where does Marlowe find Jessie Florian at the beginning of Chapter 17?

2. Anne Riordan tells Marlowe that the owner of the stolen jade necklace is ______________.

3. Whom does Moose Malloy toss out of Florian's in Chapter 1?

4. Who pulls a small revolver on Marlowe in Chapter 17?

5. Who employs the person waiting for Marlowe upon his return to his office in Chapter 20?

Short Essay Questions

1. What indications are there in Chapter 19 that Anne Riordan is jealous of Marlowe's attraction to Mrs. Grayle?

2. What does Marlowe find hidden inside Lindsay Marlowe's cigarettes, and what does he think the hidden items indicate?

3. What does the pink and black bug, whose progress Marlowe tracks in Chapter 31, indicate about Marlowe and his life?

4. In what ways are Marlowe and Anne Riordan mirror characters?

5. How does Marlowe escape from his locked room in Chapter 26?

6. Discuss Lieutenant Nulty's arrest of the wrong man at the beginning of Chapter 13 and what factors make Nulty mistake the man for Moose Malloy.

7. How does the novel Farewell My Lovely depict racial prejudice and racial relations between African-American and whites in the 1940's, the era in which the story is set?

8. Why does Marlowe visit Jessie Florian in Chapter 5?

9. In what ways is Marlowe's relationship with Lieutenant Randall a successful collaboration with the police?

10. What does Anne Riordan observe about Marlowe's office, and what does his office indicate about Marlowe?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the following police characters in the story: Lieutenant Nulty, Lieutenant Randall, Sergeant Galbraith, Captain Blane, and Chief Wax. What kind of relationship does Philip Marlowe have with each policeman? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the depiction of women in Farewell My Lovely. Are women in positions of leadership in the novel? What characteristics are ascribed to women in the novel? Do the men in the novel treat the women as equals, or do they try to dominate them? How does the treatment of women in the 1940's world of the novel change any from what it is in the present day? Cite at least three examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Philip Marlowe's relationship with Anne Riordan. Is Marlowe attracted to Anne? Is Anne attracted to Marlowe? How does the relationship help and/or hinder the solving of the murders Marlowe is investigating? How does the relationship change over the course of the novel? What do you think the author intends to convey or accomplish by including this relationship in the novel? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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