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. What does Cole ask Rusty to get for him?

2. Who calls for Joe at Karen's apartment?

3. To what does Cole compare the group of people watching Karen's funeral?

4. What division are the military trainers looking to fill?

5. What reason does Krantz give Frank Garcia for not having arrested Dersh yet?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the scene when the police barge in on Pike and Cole in Karen's apartment.

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

4. What information does Jerry Swetaggen give Cole?

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

6. Why does Joe Pike come to Cole's house in Chapter 1?

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

8. Who is John Chen?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are two characters than can be considered antagonists in the story--Laurence Sobek and Harvey Krantz. Which antagonist is the true villain? How does each antagonist shape the plot line? How is each confronted by the protagonists in the story? Does either antagonist change in the story? How? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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