Immortal in Death Test | Mid-Book 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 is Roarke's relationship with Pandora?

2. Who broke Eve's arm when she was a child?

3. In the novel's opening line, what does the protagonist say is murder?

4. Which of the following statements is not something Eve's computer analysis reveals about the blue powder from Boomer's room?

5. What evidence from Leonardo does Eve have tested?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the condition of Boomer's apartment when Eve and Peabody investigate it.

2. Who is Pandora and why does she attack Eve and Mavis in Chapter 2?

3. Why is Mavis calm at breakfast in Chapter 8 despite the fact that a murder charge is hanging over her head?

4. What testimony does Leonardo give about the night of Pandora's murder?

5. In Chapter 3, how does Roarke assist Eve with her investigation of Boomer's murder?

6. Describe Eve's childhood and how her childhood experiences motivated her to become a cop.

7. Why is Eve surprised to find human employees at the Zigzag Club?

8. How does Eve's session with Dr. Mira leave Eve feeling at the beginning of Chapter 10?

9. Describe Eve's nightmares and why Eve is terrified of facing memories of her childhood.

10. What incidents in Chapter 2 show Eve's competence as a police officer?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Although this novel is primarily a mystery, it contains a romance subplot and a subplot about the heroine's struggle to deal with the memories of the abuse she suffered as a child, and a subplot about the heroine's friendship with Mavis. Discuss how each of the subplots relate to the main plot and how they deepen the characterization of the heroine and depict her growth throughout the course of the novel. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Eve feels intuitively during the novel that certain characters are innocent and that certain characters can't be trusted yet her intuition isn't something she can prove in a court of law. She needs physical evidence to prove the guilt or innocence of the suspects in the murder cases she investigates. Discuss the role of intuition and the role of science in Eve's homicide investigations. How do the two methods of approaching a case sometimes conflict with each other and how do they sometimes complement each other? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the concept of gender role in Immortal in Death. Give examples of how at least three of the following characters exhibit typical or atypical gender role behavior for the era in which the novel is set: Crack, Eve, Leonardo, and Mavis. What do you think the author is trying to say about gender role in 2058 society through these characters? Is she also perhaps trying to say something about gender role in present day society? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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