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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. Since Spenser is not near his car, he runs back in that direction, hoping to do what?
2. What has happened to Croft?
3. Spenser drives about a hundred yards past Vic's road and does what?
4. Spenser goes back in the establishment where he does what?
5. Why does Spenser cut across the woods, arriving at the crest of a hill?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens the next day when Spenser goes to Vic's home?
2. What happens when Spenser discovers more business cards like the one Fraser had?
3. What do Spenser and the Bartletts do?
4. What does Spenser discover when he returns to the Bartlett home?
5. What does Spenser learn at the Harbor Health Club?
6. How does Spenser know there are no signs of a break in?
7. What happens when Spenser follows Vic to a motel?
8. What is discovered in Kevin's secret room in the barn?
9. What does Margery request of Spenser? What is his response?
10. How does Spenser find the Bartletts when he returns?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The relationship between Spenser and Trask is very different from the one between Spenser and Healy.
Part 1) Describe the relationship Spenser has with each man.
Part 2) Why are they so different? What is the connection between one's personality and relationships?
Part 3) How does Trask's attitude towards Spenser act as foreshadowing?
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 interrogates Dr. Croft.
Part 1) Why does he interrogate him? How does Dr. Croft respond to this?
Part 2) How does his response affect his life?
Part 3) Why might Dr. Croft have been involved in the activity about which Spenser interrogates him? How does he benefit from it?
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