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. Who does Cole go to see at the beginning of Chapter 28?

2. Who does Cole call to come to Eugene Dersh's house?

3. What sentence does Krantz say he wants for Pike?

4. Who brings Frank Garcia to the hospital?

5. Who visits Pike with Cole in Chapter 26?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Cole get arrested?

2. Why is Lucy upset with Cole?

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

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

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

6. How does Laurence Sobek die?

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

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

9. Why does Cole go to Palm Springs in Chapter 29?

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

Several of the book's character's lie for various reasons. Identify the major lies told in the story. Who tells the lie(s) and why? How do those lies hinder or progress the events in the story? How is the lie revealed as such? Who, if anyone, discovers the truth? Use specific examples from the story in the response.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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