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. Why do people call Krantz "pants"?

2. Why does Pike go to see Eugene Dersh?

3. What does Cole discover at the medical examiner's office?

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

5. What does the killer inject into his body?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Samantha Dolan?

2. How does Pike know Frank Garcia?

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

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

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

6. Why will the police at Parker Center not work with Joe?

7. Why does Cole go back to Lake Hollywood?

8. What does Cole discover in the letters in Karen's room?

9. Who is John Chen?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Curtis Wood/Laurence Sobek spends much of his time trying to look and act like Joe Pike in order to frame him for multiple murders. Compare and contrast Pike and Sobek/Wood. How are they similar? How are they different? What must Sobek/Wood change about himself to make him more like Pike? Why was he or why was not he successful at his impersonation? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

There are several conflicts in the story. Identify the main conflict. What is the conflict, and how can it be categorized? How is the conflict portrayed in the story? How is the conflict resolved? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

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