L.A. Requiem Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Robert Crais
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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. Where is Ben going?

2. What does Cole show Dolan he has learned when he confronts her in her car outside of Parker Center?

3. Who is responsible for Cole while he is at the Parker Center?

4. In what gang was Frank Garcia involved?

5. What type of pet does Cole have?

Short Essay Questions

1. What strange thing does Cole discover about the criminalist's report?

2. What does Cole think is strange about Krantz when he visits Parker Center in Chapter 11?

3. Why is Cole angry when he arrives at the coroner's office?

4. Why do Cole and Pike drive to Lake Hollywood?

5. What happens to Edward Deege in Chapter 6?

6. Who is Eugene Dersh and what is his role in the novel?

7. Why does Cole go to see Eugene Dersh after the autopsy?

8. What does Cole see on the television when he returns home from Karen's funeral?

9. Why is Pike nervous about entering Parker Center, and what happens once he does enter?

10. Why is Eugene Dersh the LAPD's suspect in the five murders?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

L.A. Requiem has several violent incidents against women--intentional and unintentional. Identify and explore these acts of violence against women. How are the events portrayed? What prompted the violence? How does each act further explain the plot and the characters involved? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

There are several minor characters in the book (John Chen, Lucy Chenier, etc). Identify the minor characters that contribute the most to the story. Describe how each character is important to the plot development and character development of the main characters. Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

Several of the book's character's lie for various reasons. Identify the major lies told in the story. Who tells the lie(s) and why? How do those lies hinder or progress the events in the story? How is the lie revealed as such? Who, if anyone, discovers the truth? Use specific examples from the story in the response.

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