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 were Pike and Wozniak chasing when Wozniak died?

2. How does Pike think the killer is connected to him?

3. Who does Cole call after they leave Sobek's mother's house?

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

5. Who warns Paulette and Evelyn about Sobek?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who is Trudy?

4. How does Laurence Sobek die?

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

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

7. Why does Cole get arrested?

8. Why does Cole call John Chen?

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

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

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 2

Samantha Dolan and Lucy Chenier both play a large role in Elvis Cole's life. Describe Cole's relationship with each woman. How are they relationships similar? How are they different? How does each relationship contribute to the story and the plot development? How do Dolan and Chenier contribute to Cole's character development throughout the story? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

Elvis Cole has two important relationships in the story--one with his friend and partner Joe Pike and another with his girlfriend Lucy Chenier. At times, the reader feels that Pike and Chenier are fighting for Cole's attention. Compare and contrast Pike's and Chenier's relationships with Cole. How does Cole balance between the two people? Why does he choose one over the other? How does the character who is pushed aside react? What do Cole's actions and his relationships with these two characters say about his personality? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

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