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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 color is Anne Riordan's hair?

2. For whom is Moose Malloy searching in Chapter 1?

3. Why does Marlowe think Mrs. Grayle must have married Mr. Grayle for his money?

4. To what place do Marlowe and Marriott go to meet the thieves in Chapter 9?

5. At the end of Chapter 18, where do Marlowe and Mrs. Grayle agree to meet at ten o'clock that night?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

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

6. Why is Lieutenant Nulty bitter, and why does he ask Marlowe to help with the investigation of Sam Montgomery's murder?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the following secondary characters in the novel: Second Planting, Dr. Sonderberg, and Lindsay Marriott. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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