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. How does Lucy refer to Cole's house?

2. What did someone call Pike when he walks into the Parker Center?

3. How does Joe know Karen Garcia?

4. Where does Cole have to go the next morning after observing the Karen Garcia crime scene?

5. How do the police determine the suspect in Karen Garcia's death?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Cole turn off Dolan's car?

2. Why does Dolan go to Frank Garcia's house in chapter 15?

3. Why is Frank Garcia blaming the police for Karen's death?

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

5. Why does Pike come to Cole's house in Chapter 10, and how do they interact?

6. Describe the scene when Cole confronts Dolan in her car.

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

8. What does Cole learn at Riley Ward's office?

9. How did Pike and Karen meet?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Cole and Pike are private investigators working for Frank Garcia to keep an eye on the police's investigation of Garcia's daughter's death. The two groups approach the case very differently. Describe how each group approaches the case. What are their main goals? What methods do they use to obtain information? Which group is more successful in breaking and solving the case? Why? 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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