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. Why is Lucy mad at Cole in Chapter 31?

2. Why does McConnell say Wozniak is being investigated?

3. Why does Pike escape prison?

4. What movie does Cole compare the Sierra Madre to?

5. Who brings Frank Garcia to the hospital?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is Lucy upset with Cole?

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

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

5. How does Laurence Sobek die?

6. Who is Trudy?

7. What do Dolan and Cole discover when they go to the storage facility?

8. Why does Evelyn Wozniak call Cole?

9. Who is Laurence Sobek?

10. Where does Cole think Sobek is going when the police barge into Sobek's house trying to arrest him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the book, the reader learns about Joe Pike's childhood and military past through flashbacks. How have those events from Pike's past influenced his character? How are those past events connected or related to current events in Pike's life? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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