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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. The thieves order Lindsay Marriott and his lady friend not to tell _________________about the theft.

2. In Chapter 20, how much does Marlowe tell his visitor that it will cost for Marlowe to accompany the person to his employer's home?

3. How much money do the thieves want as ransom for the stolen item?

4. In Chapter 11, where does Marlowe find three mysterious Russian cigarettes?

5. By whom does Marlowe tell Jessie Florian he has been hired to find Little Velma?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who is Mrs. Morrison, and how does she help Marlowe's investigation in Chapter 16?

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

4. Explain what Marlowe finds when he regains consciousness at the beginning of Chapter 10?

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

6. What do Marlowe and Anne Riordan find in Lindsay Marriott's pockets in Chapter 11, and what does Anne suspect about the items?

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

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

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

10. Who is Little Velma, and why is Moose Malloy looking for the woman?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Philip Marlowe's adventures in Farewell My Lovely bring him into contact with the underworld of Los Angeles. Discuss this underworld and the men and women who inhabit it. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Velma Valento/Mrs. Grayle's relationships with Mitch Malloy, Lindsay Marriott, Philip Marlowe, and Mr. Grayle. Do you think she loves any of them? Which man do you think she loves or wants most? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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