For the Sake of Elena 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. In Chapter 12, Rosalyn sees a DeaStu poster. Whose picture is on the poster?

2. What is the name of Helen Clyde's oldest sister?

3. When Rosalyn is introduced in Chapter 12, where has Rosalyn just returned from?

4. According to Randie Webberly, whom did she overhear Elena fighting with the night before Elena was killed?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Lynley learn during his initial meeting with Terrence Cuff?

2. According to her sister, what does the large wooden puzzle that Helen and Christian are working on say about Iris's tastes?

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

4. When Lynley reaches the crime scene, what do the local men in the workshop repairing boats believe about the ongoing investigation?

5. When Lynley goes to investigate the Seymour Street address he found, where had Lynley found the address?

6. When did Sarah Gordon and Elena Weaver first meet?

7. The morning that she came upon Elena's body, what had Sarah Gordon decided to do?

8. As the story opens and Elena is running, what is Elena remembering?

9. In Chapter 7 when Harry Rodger returns home, why does he leave for Cambridge shortly after arriving home?

10. Why is Lynley suspicious of Sarah Gordon even though her alibi checked out?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

There are two characters introduced in the story who are murdered. Identify these two women and then compare their murders. Be sure to indicate where each character died, how each character died, who was responsible for each character's death, and what impact on the overall plot each character's death had. What could have or should have been learned from each of these deaths by the other characters?

Essay Topic 3

The book is titled "For the Sake of Elena." Why did the author choose this title? How does the title foreshadow the events that unfold in the story, the people affected by the main character's murder, and the determination of Thomas Lynley to set things right?

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