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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 does Susan Silverman say about Kevin's identity role?
2. Who are Spenser's potential clients?
3. What does Spenser tell Susan?
4. What is on the side of the Bartletts' blue Dodge Club van?
5. By what does Spenser say kidnappings are usually motivated?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Susan call Spenser the following morning? What happens after that?
2. Describe the phone call.
3. What do Healy, Trask, and Spenser discuss?
4. What happens after the man heads into the woods?
5. What information does Mr. Moriarty give Spenser?
6. Why has Kevin never received psychiatric counseling?
7. Who is in the Bartlett home?
8. Who pulls up to Margery? Why?
9. What takes place first on the morning of the pickup?
10. Has Kevin ever run away before?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Spenser gains many clues through Vic.
Part 1) How does he encounter Vic? How does he prepare for these encounters?
Part 2) What clues does he receive through Vic? How are these clues significant?
Part 3) Are any of these clues necessary for finding Kevin? If so, which ones and why? If not, why not?
Essay Topic 2
Spenser fights Vic.
Part 1) Why does he fight Vic? Do the Bartletts need his help at this point? Why or why not?
Part 2) How is Spenser able to beat Vic? What does this reveal about Spenser?
Part 3) How do other details previously mentioned in the story lead the reader to understand how Spenser was able to beat Vic?
Part 4) How might the other characters involved feel about Spenser winning? Why?
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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