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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 did Stephanie call the Buick?
2. What had Maxine been wearing?
3. What did Maxine have that Eddie wanted back?
4. What does Stephanie suggest other than a condom?
5. What color was the sand at the beach?
Short Essay Questions
1. What things did Maxine tell Stephanie?
2. Why does Stephanie think that Morelli is the one with the psychotic girlfriend?
3. What various reasons did Stephanie go to the beach?
4. Who is Ranger and what does he need from Stephanie?
5. Stephanie has various people in her life that are good at particular puzzles. Who are these people and what are their speciaities?
6. What does the Point Pleasant beach smell like to Stephanie?
7. What ways did Ranger suggest getting rid of Joyce, and in what way did he succeed?
8. What is the difference between Atlantic City and Vegas?
9. Why couldn't Mrs. Nowicki have been dead for long?
10. Why couldn't Vinnie fool around with Joyce?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What things did Stephanie and Joe learn from the house in which Stephanie met Maxine when Margie and Mrs. Nowicki were all living together? What kind of personality description could reside in such a lifestyle? What does this say about their overall health?
Essay Topic 2
What kind of things get Stephanie really bummed out? In what way would you consider this a normal reaction to circumstances? In which ways should she be grateful at this point for the way her life is progressing? How does her getting down and out make her a more rounded character?
Essay Topic 3
How is Maxine a dynamic character when the rest are static? Give reasons why you think Janet Evanovich chose to make Maxine the only dynamic character in the book. How do you think the book would have been if all the characters were static? Explain how a dynamic character creates a more interesting plot.
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