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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. Spenser then heads for the Smithfield Police Station where he plans to do what?
2. At two-thirty am, Roger is in bed and what has happened to Margery?
3. What does Dolly say is common knowledge about her mother?
4. When Vic arrives, to whom does he talk?
5. Is there any sign that either the front or back door has been jimmied?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Spenser and the Bartletts do?
2. What happens when they arrive in Boston?
3. Why does Margery call Spenser?
4. What takes place between Susan and Spenser?
5. What happens when Spenser arrives at Vic's?
6. What is discovered in Kevin's secret room in the barn?
7. How does Dr. Croft act initially when Spenser meets with him?
8. What does Spenser discover when he returns to the Bartlett home?
9. Why was Maguire at the house? What is Margery's response when asked if she knows of anyone who would want to kill Maguire?
10. What happens at the Odds' End bar?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Margery is known to "screw around."
Part 1) How is this hinted at early in the book?
Part 2) How does her behavior affect her family? Why might she act this way?
Part 3) Will she change now that her son has been returned? Why or why not? Use the text to support your response.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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