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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 is Kate upset with Cross?
2. When was Sachs a murder suspect?
3. Who is in the cabin with the Gentleman Caller?
4. What mystery can't Cross and Kate seem to unravel?
5. Where does Casanova know that everything can be traced back to?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Kate's recovery at this point in the novel.
2. Why does Rudolph go after Kate?
3. How does Cross describe what he saw with he sneaked up and observed Rudolph in the cabin and what does Rudolph do when he comes out of the cabin?
4. When Cross and Kate go to the Outer Banks for a summer trip, what decisions do they come to in regards to their relationship?
5. What does Cross learn about Sachs and how does he learn this information?
6. What brazen act does Casanova do in Chapter 102 which allows him to marvel at his perfect mask that allows him to fit in anywhere?
7. What does the Gentleman Caller feel inside himself as he watches Juliette's husband leave for work?
8. What do Cross and Kate do and what impresses Cross that Kate has done for the occasion?
9. How does Kate handle the situation when Casanova comes back for her in her own house?
10. What does Cross do that he is a bit apprehensive about and how does he justify his actions?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Do you believe the author provided enough clues for the reader to decipher the true identity of Casanova? Why or why not? Do you believe a good mystery should be able to be solved by the reader? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
What clues are given within the novel about what created Rudolph's monstrous personality? In what way does his father directly relate to why he kills women?
Essay Topic 3
For Cross this case was very personal. Do you believe policemen should be allowed to work on cases they have a personal connection to? Why or why not? Do you think Cross would have been just as effective and diligent had he not been personally involved? Why or why not?
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