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. For whom is Moose Malloy searching in Chapter 1?

2. At the end of Chapter 12, who tells Marlowe to leave Marriott's murder investigation to the police?

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

4. How does Marlowe like his coffee?

5. For what reason has Marlowe been fired from a job in the past?

Short Essay Questions

1. Compare and contrast Lieutenant Nulty and Lieutenant Randall.

2. Why does Marlowe visit Jessie Florian in Chapter 5?

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

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

5. What is unusual about Moose Malloy's appearance?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Three murders occur in the novel. Discuss the theme of murder in Farewell My Lovely. What are the motivations for the murders? What theme(s) or lesson(s) do you think the author is trying to convey through these incidents? 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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