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 information does the caller give Cole when he returns from Lucy's house after being out all night?

2. Where do the police find Pike's car?

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

4. What does Cole want Dolan to help him get in Chapter 25?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Laurence Sobek die?

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

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

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

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

7. Why does Cole call John Chen?

8. Why does Evelyn Wozniak call Cole?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

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

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 3

Curtis Wood/Laurence Sobek spends much of his time trying to look and act like Joe Pike in order to frame him for multiple murders. Compare and contrast Pike and Sobek/Wood. How are they similar? How are they different? What must Sobek/Wood change about himself to make him more like Pike? Why was he or why was not he successful at his impersonation? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

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