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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. Why is Lieutenant Nulty bitter?

2. What color is Anne Riordan's hair?

3. How old is Anne Riordan?

4. Which of the following does not describe Moose Malloy?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why does Marlowe agree to help with Lieutenant Nulty's investigation after initially hesitating to do so?

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

6. Describe Jessie Florian and the condition of her home when Marlowe visits it in Chapter 5.

7. When Marlowe visits Jessie Florian at the opening of Chapter 17, what information does she reveal?

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

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

10. Who is Second Planting, and what is ironic about his referral to himself as a "Hollywood Indian"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are the major themes of this novel? Discuss at least three themes. Tell what the author is trying to say about each theme and how he depicts it. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss symbolism and metaphor in Farewell My Lovely. Give three examples of symbolism in the novel and discuss what the symbols are used to convey.

Essay Topic 3

Few people in Farewell My Lovely turn out to be who or what they initially seem. Discuss the novel's motif of hidden identities and public masques. Cite examples form the text to support your arguments.

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