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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. Apparently the victim had what happen before to him/her?
2. What does Alex learn that the young attorney who had tried the case earlier in the day had won?
3. What could have been the catalyst for murder?
4. What weapons are used to threaten Alex?
5. Alex risks a contempt charge for what in court?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Mike concerned for Alex's safety?
2. Describe the questioning with the suspected rapist.
3. How do Mike and Alex differ on Jed as a suspect?
4. What happens when Alex goes to the police station for the rapist investigation?
5. Describe Johnny's defense.
6. What does David propose to do with Jed about which Alex is reluctant?
7. Why is Alex angry at Mickey?
8. What does Cordelia say derisively about Alex and Jed?
9. What is Alex concerned that Jed's involvement with the case will do?
10. Why did Ellen commit the murder?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Ellen and Isabella are two intriguing characters.
Part 1) What is their relationship? How do they co-exist and how do they interact? What is similar about them and what is different?
Part 2) What are some events upon which Ellen had a direct influence? What are some events upon which Isabella had a direct influence?
Part 3) Which character offers support to the group? Which one is stronger and why?
Essay Topic 2
The author uses more than one iteration on the motif of life-death-life. Identify at least two motifs about life-death-life in the book. Then cite an example to support each answer.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the detecting techniques of the four sleuths of Alex, Mike, Paul, and David; cover how they each approach the murder and whether their intuitions are correct. Who actually solves the murders and how?
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