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 Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
The theme of friendship and loyalty runs throughout the book. Identify the main friendships in the story, and explain how those friendships change and grow throughout the book. How do those friendships help move the story? How are those friendships important to the story? How might the story be different if those friendships did not exist? Use specific examples from the story in the response.
Essay Topic 3
Elvis Cole has two important relationships in the story--one with his friend and partner Joe Pike and another with his girlfriend Lucy Chenier. At times, the reader feels that Pike and Chenier are fighting for Cole's attention. Compare and contrast Pike's and Chenier's relationships with Cole. How does Cole balance between the two people? Why does he choose one over the other? How does the character who is pushed aside react? What do Cole's actions and his relationships with these two characters say about his personality? Use specific examples from the text in the response.
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