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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. Why was constant betterment a formidable challenge?
2. What did Tod start calling himself and Jeremy?
3. Why had those sounds in particular awakened Regina?
4. Through how many detective agencies had Jonas sought his son?
5. How old is Regina?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Hatch realize when he finds out that Cooper is dead and why does that worry him?
2. When Jeremy grabs Regina, he doesn't leave right away. Why not? How does he subdue her?
3. Dr. Nyebern broods about Jeremy but Kari tells him he can't blame himself. What is he brooding about and why does Kari believe he is blameless?
4. What does Regina do for the first time to Hatch that she hasn't done yet for Lindsey?
5. How does Jeremy introduce himself to Hatch?
6. Why does Vassago hurt Loffman anyway?
7. Why was Jeremy never questioned about his role in the murders?
8. What are Regina's fears in the beginning with Hatch and Lindsey?
9. What does Hatch fear when he regains control over himself and realizes he has had another blackout?
10. After Hatch tries to warn Honell, he gets a vision of the killer already with the author of the scathing article. What does he do about it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the character of Regina. What is the interest of the embodiment of good regarding Regina? What is the interest of the embodiment of evil regarding the young girl? What does she embody, and what brings the reader to this conclusion?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Dean Koontz's writing style. Are there any similar authors out there, and if so, who? If not, what makes Koontz's writing unique from any other writing style? What makes them similar? What elements to the story are strictly Koontz?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Hatch and Lindsey's desire to put back together their family following Hatch's resuscitation. Do you think this is a normal response to the idea of death? How or why not? What elements compose this desire, and what is the motivation behind it?
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