Mallory's Oracle Test | Final Test - Hard

Carol O'Connell
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the only one to receive a letter?

2. What had the puppy that sat at Redwing's feet been subjected to?

3. What kind of illegal activity does Redwing do?

4. Who tries to chase the suspect at the park after the dog violence, leaving Riker behind?

5. What kind of dog suddenly turns on its owner and attacks the owner's child, showing the first sign of violence ever in its life?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Mallory's Oracle is a detective fiction novel. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the role of women in New York in the 1990s when the women in the book are living their lives. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do the have? What freedoms did they have that 21st century women do not have, if any?

Essay Topic 3

How is sexuality portrayed in Mallory's Oracle? Which characters appear overtly sexual? Which characters are sexually appealing to others and why? What sexual taboos are broken and what issues are raised in relation to sex?

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