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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. With whom does Spenser first speak at Smithfield High School?
2. Spenser makes the final decision to do what?
3. To what does Spenser compare private investigating?
4. At whom does Roger yell after being finished with yelling at Spenser?
5. What is in the carport producing a steady whine?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Spenser learn at the stable?
2. What does Spenser do for the next two days?
3. What does Spenser notice about the inside of the home?
4. Why does Susan call Spenser the following morning? What happens after that?
5. What do Healy, Trask, and Spenser discuss?
6. What do Healy and Spenser do when they arrive at the stables?
7. What is in the coffin?
8. What does Spenser realize about Susan? What does he do about this? What is her response?
9. How does Spenser begin his day?
10. What information does Mr. Moriarty give Spenser?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Throughout the story, clues are gathered regarding Kevin's apparent kidnapping.
Part 1) How does Spenser gather clues? Is it all by skill or is luck involved? Explain.
Part 2) How do the beliefs about this kidnapping change as clues are gathered?
Part 3) What clues and events foreshadow the truth about Kevin's disappearance?
Essay Topic 2
Spenser and Susan grow close.
Part 1) Describe their first encounter. How does this foreshadow a developing intimate relationship?
Part 2) Why do they feel a connection? What causes this?
Part 3) Why does Spenser involve Susan in this case? Should he have involved her? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Spenser brings the Bartletts to find their son.
Part 1) How do the parents react when they see Vic and Kevin?
Part 2) Why does Roger want to fight Vic alone? What does this reveal about his character?
Part 3) Does Kevin react the way his father would hope? Why or why not?
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