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 show does Amanda Kimmel watch?

2. What kills Dolan?

3. What does Cole do at the beginning of Chapter 24?

4. What type of car does Sobek drive?

5. Who does Cole compare Krantz to?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who is Trudy?

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

4. Why does Evelyn Wozniak call Cole?

5. How does Laurence Sobek die?

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

7. Why does Pike confront Wozniak during a Sunday afternoon barbecue?

8. Why does Cole call John Chen?

9. What does Cole's lawyer recommend he do?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

L.A. Requiem has several violent incidents against women--intentional and unintentional. Identify and explore these acts of violence against women. How are the events portrayed? What prompted the violence? How does each act further explain the plot and the characters involved? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

Joe Pike works with two partners in the story. First, he works with the older cop, Abel Wozniak. Later, Pike teams up with Elvis Cole to create a private investigator agency. How are these two partnerships similar? How are they different? What does the reader learn about the characters through these partnerships? How does each partnership contribute to the plot's development? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

The theme of motive runs throughout the book. Explain what motives are present in the story. How does each motive contribute to the story's development? Is one motive more important than another in the story? Are the motives valid or off-base? Explain the reasoning behind each motive and how each motive plays a role in the story.

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