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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 calls Abby out of surgery in Chapter 13?
2. What does Brenda Hainey hope to do for her aunt, Mary Allen?
3. What special day does Mark remind Abby of in Chapter 12?
4. What is succinylcholine?
5. Why is Detective Lundquist interviewing Abby in the beginning of Chapter 18?
Short Essay Questions
1. What complaints does Elaine's mother-in-law make about her method of grieving in Chapter 11?
2. What does Abby ask Nina Voss to do in Chapter 18? Does she agree?
3. For what reason does Abby lose her job completely at the end of Chapter 17?
4. How does Abby gain access to medical records of heart transplant patients in Chapter 17? For what reason?
5. What do Abby and Vivien ask Dr. Ivan Tarasoff to do in order to help with their investigation into Nina Voss' heart donor in Chapter 16?
6. Why does Helen Lewis from NEOB call Abby? What does she tell Abby?
7. How does Abby react when Detective Bernard Katzka comes to speak to her about Mary Allen? Why?
8. How does Mark react when Abby asks him about the deaths of Kunstler and Hennessy? Why?
9. What does Jeremiah Parr decide to do with the information given him by Abby in Chapter 12 regarding Nina Voss' heart transplant?
10. Where does Abby go to find answers on Kunstler and Hennessy? Who sees her there and chases her down for a discussion?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss selling organs for money. Why would someone buy an organ? Is it morally right to pay for an organ? What happens to people who cannot pay for an organ? Where did the Russians get the organs they were selling? Is what they were doing right? What arguments can be made for the harvesting of organs from living donors? What argument can be made against the harvesting of organs from living donors? Which side does the author of this book come down on? What is your opinion?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the overall lesson and/or controversy of this novel. This novel discusses some very important moral questions about modern medicine. Discuss what these moral questions are and how they are addressed in this novel. Cite examples or offer quotes from the novel to support your conclusions.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss one of the following in detail citing examples from the book where relevant:
1) Point of View
2) Writing Style
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