L.A. Requiem Test | Final 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 do drivers see when they get close to Palm Springs?

2. What does Evelyn offer to get Cole when he visits Paulette Renfro for the first time?

3. What does Pike do when he cannot sleep?

4. What kills Dolan?

5. What show does Amanda Kimmel watch?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Cole get arrested?

2. Why does Cole go to see Mike McConnell?

3. How does Cole figure the killer is connected to Pike?

4. Why do the police show up at Cole's house?

5. Who is Trudy?

6. Why does Pike go to Paulette's house?

7. What does Cole want from Dolan in Chapter 25?

8. What does Dolan want "a piece" of in Chapter 34, and why?

9. What happens to Dolan at Laurence Sobek's house?

10. How does Cole react to his surprise visitor when he returns home in Chapter 30?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Joe Pike and Elvis Cole are a somewhat unlikely pair of best friends. Compare and contrast Pike and Cole. How are they similar? How are they different? What about those similarities and differences enables them to not only be friends, but also to be co-workers? Use specific examples from the story 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

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.

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