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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. in Chapter 23, who is accused of Dersh's murder?
2. Who warns Paulette and Evelyn about Sobek?
3. What does Evelyn offer to get Cole when he visits Paulette Renfro for the first time?
4. Who is Amanda Kimmel?
5. Why does Krantz arrest Cole?
Essay Topic 1
A requiem is a "mass for the dead." Using this information and the story itself, explain the meaning of the book's title, L.A. Requiem. How is the book's title significant to the plot? What can the reader deduce about the book from the title?
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 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.
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