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. Why is Lucy mad at Cole in Chapter 31?

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

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

5. Who is waiting in Cole's kitchen?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Cole call John Chen?

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Why does Evelyn Wozniak call Cole?

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

10. Why does Cole go to see Mike McConnell?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are several minor characters in the book (John Chen, Lucy Chenier, etc). Identify the minor characters that contribute the most to the story. Describe how each character is important to the plot development and character development of the main characters. 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

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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