For the Sake of Elena Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Elizabeth George
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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. What is Anthony's reaction when he sees the coffin that Glyn picks for Elena?

2. How old was Elena when Anthony had walked out on Elena and Glyn?

3. Where is Rosalyn Simpson enrolled?

4. Who is the Master of St. Stephen's College?

5. By Chapter 10, who does Havers believe is the prime suspect in Elena's murder?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Anthony Weaver's assistant tell Lynley about the night before Elena was killed?

2. How does Glyn Weaver respond in Chapter 9 when the police deny her second demand?

3. How did Elena's difficulties in adjusting to life at Cambridge manifest themselves?

4. Why does Glyn want an open casket public viewing of Elena's body?

5. How would life change if Anthony Weaver is awarded the Penford Chair?

6. As the story opens, one of the characters has decided to take up drawing and painting again. Why?

7. After driving her mother to an assisted-living facility, why does Barbara Havers return to Acton?

8. As Barbara Havers is introduced in the story, what decision is Barbara contemplating?

9. As Glyn is picking out Elena's coffin, what does she realize?

10. How is Sarah Gordon's alibi confirmed for the day Elena was killed?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses several different literary techniques as the story is told in regard to the story's flow. Describe the techniques of both flashbacks and foreshadowing. How are each of these techniques used in the story? Why might the author have chosen to use both of these techniques in the story? Was the story enhanced by the use of these two techniques?

Essay Topic 2

Compare Victor Troughton and Lennart Thorsson.

a. Compare the role that love plays in each of their lives. How is each character affected by the concept of love, both positively and negatively?

Essay Topic 3

While assisting Lynley in the investigation into Elena's murder, Barbara Havers is also dealing with the situation surrounding her mother. Describe the situation that Barbara Havers is dealing with at home, how the situation affects her work, and how the situation affects her worldview. What does Barbara learn from her partner that helps her deal with her home situation?

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