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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. What is Shu-Shu?
2. Where is the first place Yakov takes a finally well Aleksei in Chapter 14?
3. What does Katzka admire Mark for in Chapter 18?
4. Where does Zwick suggest Mark will want to get married in Chapter 13?
5. In Chapter 16, what does Abby find among Mark's files in their home?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Mary Allen die? Who pronounces her death?
2. Of whom does Yakov dream in Chapter 14? What does she look like?
3. Why does Abby call Katzka to her house in Chapter 20? Who calls while he is there?
4. Who are the passengers in the aft cabin as discussed in Chapter 14?
5. What story does Abby tell Katzka and Lundquist in Chapter 18? Do they believe her?
6. What complaints does Elaine's mother-in-law make about her method of grieving in Chapter 11?
7. Where does Abby go to find answers on Kunstler and Hennessy? Who sees her there and chases her down for a discussion?
8. What does Mr. Parr do to Abby in Chapter 13 after searching her locker? Why?
9. Who is the woman praying at Mary Allen's bedside in Chapter 11? What does she want Abby to do for Mary Allen?
10. Why is Abby's locker searched in Chapter 13? What is found?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Abby is accused of medical malpractice several times in this novel. What is malpractice? What is someone claiming Abby did wrong? Why does Mary Allen's niece not want her aunt to get morphine? What is Abby overheard saying about administering morphine to Mary Allen? Why does Abby become angry and abusive toward the niece when she objects to the administration of morphine? Did Abby want to kill Mary Allen? What benefit would Abby get from killing Mary Allen? Why is Abby accused of this murder? What evidence is there? What is the end result of this evidence?
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
Who is Bernard Kaftka? What tragedy took place in his past? How did Kaftka react to that tragedy? What does Kaftka do for a living? How does he meet Abby? How do Abby and Kaftka find themselves thrown together? How does Kaftka nearly die in Abby's company? How does Kaftka rescue Abby in the end? What are Kaftka's feelings for Abby? Why does Kaftka not believe Abby when she insists she was not driving drunk the night of her accident? Does Kaftka come to believe her later? Why?
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