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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. Who was Wozniak's informant?
2. Where does Cole think Sobek is going in Chapter 36?
3. What does Cole want Dolan to help him get in Chapter 25?
4. Who does Cole call to come to Eugene Dersh's house?
5. Who is Amanda Kimmel?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Laurence Sobek die?
2. Why do the police show up at Cole's house?
3. How does Cole figure the killer is connected to Pike?
4. How does Cole react to his surprise visitor when he returns home in Chapter 30?
5. Why does Cole get arrested?
6. Why does Pike go to Paulette's house?
7. What does Cole want from Dolan in Chapter 25?
8. What does Cole's lawyer recommend he do?
9. Where does Cole think Sobek is going when the police barge into Sobek's house trying to arrest him?
10. Why does Cole go to see Mike McConnell?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
L.A. Requiem is classified as a crime thriller. The book has also been described as a mystery novel and a serial-killer novel. Which of these classifications is the most appropriate for the story? Why? What other descriptions could be appropriate for the book? Use specific examples from the story to explain and justify 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
A majority of the book takes place in Los Angeles. How does the author use the setting to develop the plot? How is the setting connected to events in the novel? How does the setting impact the characters' development? Use specific examples from the text in the response.
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