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. When does Cole think Karen's autopsy will happen?

2. Who does Cole go to see in Chapter 19?

3. Who does Cole look for after the autopsy?

4. What rank was Pike in all of his classes?

5. Why does Joe call Elvis?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Pike go to Karen's crime scene? Who does he find there?

2. Describe the scene when PIke goes to see Eugene Dersh.

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

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

5. Where does Cole think Sobek is going when the police barge into Sobek's house trying to arrest him?

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

7. How does Krantz react to Cole and Pike watching the investigation?

8. What are Cole and Pike looking for at Karen's apartment?

9. Why does Frank Garcia fire Pike and Cole?

10. How does Pike know Frank Garcia?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The theme of revenge plays an important role in the story. What characters are out for revenge and why? How does each character's notion of revenge differ? How does the character's desire for revenge shape that character's personality? How does revenge influence the plot? Use specific examples from the story in your response.

Essay Topic 2

Joe Pike and Elvis Cole are a somewhat unlikely pair of best friends. Compare and contrast Pike and Cole. How are they similar? How are they different? What about those similarities and differences enables them to not only be friends, but also to be co-workers? Use specific examples from the story in the response.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the book, the reader learns about Joe Pike's childhood and military past through flashbacks. How have those events from Pike's past influenced his character? How are those past events connected or related to current events in Pike's life? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

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