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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 does Vivien ask Abby to do in Chapter 16?
2. Why are there people waiting for Abby outside Mr. Parr's office in Chapter 17?
3. How does Abby get into the Levi house in Chapter 16?
4. Why does Vivien suggest Abby move in with her in Chapter 17?
5. Where does Abby realize she has seen Bernard Katzka before?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Mary Allen die? Who pronounces her death?
2. Why does Abby call Katzka to her house in Chapter 20? Who calls while he is there?
3. What really happens behind the blue door in Chapter 19?
4. For what reason does Abby lose her job completely at the end of Chapter 17?
5. Why does Yakov dislike Nadiya?
6. What does Jeremiah Parr decide to do with the information given him by Abby in Chapter 12 regarding Nina Voss' heart transplant?
7. How does Mark react when Abby asks him about the deaths of Kunstler and Hennessy? Why?
8. What does Abby ask Nina Voss to do in Chapter 18? Does she agree?
9. What complaints does Elaine's mother-in-law make about her method of grieving in Chapter 11?
10. Of whom does Yakov dream in Chapter 14? What does she look like?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the actions of Tarasoff in this novel. Why does Abby turn to Ivan Tarasoff when she escapes Bayside? What does Tarasoff tell Abby to make her feel safe in his care? What does Tarasoff do to Abby? How does Tarasoff explain his actions? What is Tarasoff's motivation? Why did the author hide Tarasoff's part in the organ selling business? What about Tarasoff should have tipped the reader off to his actions? Did it? What will happen to Tarasoff in the end?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss one of the following relationships in detail:
1) Abby and Mark
2) Abby and Kaftka
3) Abby and Yakov
4) Abby and Vivien.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss one of the following themes in detail:
3) Fatal Illnesses
4) Medical Malpractice.
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