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 does the media call Pike?

2. Who visits Pike with Cole in Chapter 26?

3. What does Cole take from the storage unit?

4. Where does Cole think Sobek is going in Chapter 36?

5. What list are all the victims on?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Evelyn Wozniak call Cole?

2. Why does Cole get arrested?

3. Who is Trudy?

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

5. What do Dolan and Cole discover when they go to the storage facility?

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

7. How does Cole react to his surprise visitor when he returns home in Chapter 30?

8. Why does Cole call John Chen?

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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Joe Pike and Elvis Cole are a somewhat unlikely pair of best friends. Compare and contrast Pike and Cole. How are they similar? How are they different? What about those similarities and differences enables them to not only be friends, but also to be co-workers? Use specific examples from the story in the response.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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