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 the name of the running club Rosalyn belongs to?

2. Where does Sarah Gordon live?

3. Who is the superintendent at the New Scotland Yard?

4. Who leaves a message on Sarah Gordon's phone while she is being interviewed by Lynley?

5. Where does Helen Clyde's oldest sister live?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why did Pen originally decide to become a stay-at-home mother?

5. According to Chapter 2, why is Daniel Sheehan edgy about investigating Elena's murder?

6. What does the preliminary report into Elena's murder state?

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

8. As the story opens and Elena is running, why is she running alone?

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

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

The theme of loyalty is evident throughout the novel. Adam Jenn's loyalties, for instance, lie with himself, his professor, and Elena. Discuss how the theme of loyalty is portrayed through the eyes of Adam Jenn, Anthony Weaver, Sarah Gordon, and Barbara Havers.

Essay Topic 2

Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers can be seen as kindred spirits. Although they are not quite the same, they share a number of similarities. Identify and describe these similarities. Then, based on your discussion of their similarities, identify the ways in which these two police officers' similarities facilitate the plot's development and move the story forward.

Essay Topic 3

Compare the characteristics, roles, loyalties, and agendas of the following people in the story: Sarah Gordon, Justine Weaver, Glyn Weaver, and Rosalyn Simpson.

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