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

Robert Crais
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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. 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

L.A. Requiem is told from a first person point of view, using Elvis Cole as the narrator. How does having Cole as the sole narrator help or hinder the plot's development? What information can Cole provide the reader that other characters would not be able to provide? What information is hidden from the reader because Cole is the sole narrator? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

L.A. Requiem is classified as a crime thriller. The book has also been described as a mystery novel and a serial-killer novel. Which of these classifications is the most appropriate for the story? Why? What other descriptions could be appropriate for the book? Use specific examples from the story to explain and justify the response.

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