Farewell, My Lovely Test | Final 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. How does Red get Marlowe into the Montecito?

2. Who owns the Belvedere Club?

3. What does Sergeant Galbraith tell Marlowe in Chapter 33 that he thought Dr. Sonderborg was doing in his house?

4. Who chokes Marlowe in Chapter 22?

5. In Chapter 27, to whose home does Marlowe walk on foot?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What reasons does Sergeant Galbraith give Marlowe in Chapter 33 for police corruption?

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

4. What lie does Jules Amthor tell the two policeman about Marlowe in Chapter 23, and what does the lie result in for Marlowe?

5. Who murders Moose Malloy in Chapter 39, and what is the motivation for the killing?

6. Where is Moose Malloy's murderer eventually found, and what is her ultimate fate in the novel?

7. Who does Marlowe see reading a newspaper in Chapter 26, and what does this person's presence indicate about Amthor and the two policemen who escorted Marlowe out of Amthor's house?

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

9. In Chapter 33, what explanation does Sergeant Galbraith give for putting Marlowe into Sonderborg's hospital?

10. In Chapter 36, what information does Red give Marlowe about Laird Burnette, and what is the significance of the information to Marlowe's investigation?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss the character of Philip Marlowe and the elements that make him a typical hard-boiled detective fiction protagonist. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

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

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