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

2. What happens to Marlowe at the end of Chapter 9 once he tells Marriott it looks like the thieves aren't coming?

3. What is Philip Marlowe's profession?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What evidence is there in Chapter 21 that Jules Amthor is a fraud?

2. Explain how Red manages to get Marlowe onto the Montecito in Chapter 37.

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

4. Why is Marlowe rejected by the bouncers for the Montecito?

5. 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?

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

7. What steps does Marlowe take to prevent being double-crossed or harmed when he accompanies Lindsay Marriott, and how well do his strategies work?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Farewell My Lovely contains a number of instances of irony. Cite at least three examples of irony in the novel and discuss what you think the author intends to convey with each example.

Essay Topic 2

A number of red herrings appear in Farewell My Lovely. Discuss at least three examples of red herrings from the novel.

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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