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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. Who does Spenser invite to the party?
2. Where has Race seen Vic?
3. What does Trask then do to Spenser?
4. They go up to Kevin's secret room, and Spenser discovers what?
5. How does Spenser respond to Dolly's comment about her mother?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Spenser tell Healy?
2. Why does Margery call Spenser?
3. What happens when Spenser follows Vic?
4. What happens when Susan arrives at the party?
5. What happens when Spenser follows Vic to a motel?
6. What information does Dolly give Spenser?
7. What do Spenser and the Bartletts do?
8. What does Margery discover in a package? What does Spenser have to say about this?
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 when Spenser arrives at Vic's?
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
A phone call is made about Kevin's whereabouts.
Part 1) How is this phone call a spoof? Why is this phone call made?
Part 2) How are the parents affected? What does Spenser notice about Roger's reaction? Why does he make note of this?
Part 3) Why was Kevin not returned? Had he ever planned on returning home? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
A ransom note is sent, and a stakeout is planned and implemented.
Part 1) Describe the note. What is odd about it, according to Spenser and Healy?
Part 2) What does this mean about those who wrote the note?
Part 3) How does this note affect the response of the police and Spenser?
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