High Five Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 check does Stephanie pick up?

2. What does Morelli confirm for Stephanie?

3. What does Stephanie goad Shermsky into doing?

4. Who grabs Stephanie and tries to force her out of the building?

5. With whom is Stephanie fighting as Morelli and Ranger arrive?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the situation of Shempsky being caught.

2. Who else takes Stephanie unawares after she escapes from Rameriz? Is this new situation any more dangerous?

3. What does Stephanie, her grandma and Briggs scheme to accomplish at Lipinski's viewing?

4. What does Stephanie decide at the last moment concerning the wedding she is attending and what do you think is her motivation?

5. Who attacks Stephanie and why do you think she does not see the attack coming?

6. What does Morelli tell Stephanie to do and what is her response? Why do you think Stephanie refuses to back off?

7. What does Shempsky tell Stephanie about his plans?

8. Where does Stephannie take Fred's check and what might this foreshadow?

9. What does Stephanie and Lula learn from the clerk at the garbage company that may turn out to be important?

10. How does Ranger respond to the report of the BMW and why do you think he feels the way he does?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In any detective novel, there are usually serious crimes such as murder involved. Discuss one of the following:

1. Discuss and analyze what you think are three of the primary motivations for someone to murder another person. Include examples from this story and your own reading.

2. Is crime taken seriously in High Five or does the fact that so much of the novel is farcical suggest that crime, even murder, is secondary to the story?

3. Discuss and analyze how greed is a primary motivation in a large percentage of crime both in this story and in "real" life.

Essay Topic 2

Stephanie seems to get herself in and out of difficult and even dangerous situations with very little long-term consequences. Discuss the following:

1. What is a narrative contrivance?

2. Briefly summarize and analyze two situations in High Five where it seems that the only way Stephanie gets out of them is through narrative contrivance.

3. Would you rather there be and improbable event to save one of your characters or would you want the author to be more realistic? Discuss why or why not.

Essay Topic 3

Despite Stephanie's job as a bounty hunter, there is an air of gullibility and innocence about her. Discuss the following:

1. Trace/analyze the scenes in which Stephanie seems either gullible or innocent.

2. Does Stephanie's gullibility/innocence impair her in fulfilling her job as a bounty hunter? Why or why not.

3. Do you think if Stephanie continues in this job for years, she would lose her gullibility/innocence? Why or why not.

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