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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

2. Who took the Russian cigarettes with the paper mouthpieces from Lindsay Marriott's dead body?

3. What is the one new piece of furniture in Jessie Florian's home?

4. What does Lindsay Mariott tell Marlowe was stolen from a wealthy lady friend of his a few days ago?

5. Which of the following items is not in Marlowe's office?

Short Essay Questions

1. Compare Jules Amthor's appearance with his wife's.

2. What does the fact that the two rough-looking characters tending to Marlowe in Chapter 23 and 24 are policeman indicate about the Bay City police force?

3. In Chapter 25, what evidence indicates to Marlowe that he has been drugged?

4. Discuss Marlowe's meeting with Chief Wax in Chapter 32 and what it indicates about both the chief and the Bay City police department.

5. Explain the lie in which Mrs. Morrison is caught in Chapter 30 and how that lie affects her credibility.

6. What does the fact that Marlowe goes to Anne Riordan's home after he escapes form Dr. Sonderborg's sanitarium indicate about his relationship with Anne?

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

8. Explain how Officer Olson is a red herring in Chapter 35.

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Compare and contrast the antagonists Philip Marlowe faces in the novel: Moose Malloy, Jules Amthor, Dr. Sonderberg, and Velma Valento/Mrs. Grayle.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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