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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. Of what will Margery not approve?
2. What does Healy tell Spenser they have to do?
3. Spenser knows there is a man in the woods behind him. Can he see any sign of him?
4. What does Spenser then say about this case?
5. At what does Spenser look carefully?
Short Essay Questions
1. How well has Healy overseen the set up of the stakeout?
2. What takes place first on the morning of the pickup?
3. What does Spenser learn at the stable?
4. What does Spenser realize about Susan? What does he do about this? What is her response?
5. Describe the phone call.
6. What happens after the man heads into the woods?
7. Who has come to Spenser's office? Why are they there?
8. What is odd about the ransom note?
9. On what does Spenser fill Susan in?
10. Who pulls up to Margery? Why?
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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