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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. Who is parked outside the gate waiting for Marlowe when he leaves the Grayle estate at the beginning of Chapter 19?

3. How long has Mike Florian been dead at the beginning of Chapter 5?

4. What does Mr. Grayle interrupt Marlowe and Mrs. Grayle doing in Chapter 18?

5. What does Anne Riordan suspect about the three mysterious Russian cigarettes?

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 indications are there of Mr. Grayle's wealth in Chapter 18?

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

4. Why does Lindsay Marriott want Marlowe to accompany him to meet the jewel thieves?

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

6. What indications are there in Chapter 13 that Marlowe finds Anne Riordan attractive?

7. Why does Marlowe not initially reveal Anne Riordan's identity to Lieutenant Randall?

8. What reasons does Marlowe give Anne Riordan in Chapter 19 for why he can't solve the question of who stole Mrs. Grayle's jade necklace?

9. What is Philip Marlowe's history prior to the beginning of the novel?

10. What indications are there in Chapter 18 that the Grayle marriage is not a happy one?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast any three female characters in Farewell My Lovely. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss the character of Philip Marlowe and the elements that make him a typical hard-boiled detective fiction protagonist. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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