Farewell, My Lovely Test | 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 is Giddy Gertie?

2. Why does Lindsay Marriott want to hire Philip Marlowe?

3. Who does Marlowe find waiting for him upon returning to his office in Chapter 20?

4. What color is Anne Riordan's hair?

5. What voice does Marlowe hear at the beginning of Chapter 10?

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

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

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

6. Discuss Lieutenant Nulty's arrest of the wrong man at the beginning of Chapter 13 and what factors make Nulty mistake the man for Moose Malloy.

7. Compare and contrast Lieutenant Nulty and Lieutenant Randall.

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

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

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

In Farewell My Lovely, both Lindsay Marriott and Jules Amthor prey on wealthy women. Compare and contrast these two con artists. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the subplots in the novel. Explain how each subplot relates to the main plot and how it contributes to characterization in the novel. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the humor in Farewell My Lovely. Give at least three examples of humor from the novel and discuss both the techniques Raymond Chandler uses to convey humor in the novel and what you think he is trying to achieve through his use of humor.

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