Mallory's Oracle Test | Final Test - Hard

Carol O'Connell
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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 skill does Butler have that enables him to quickly notice any changes in the house in Gramercy Park?

2. Who does not have a spectacular send off after death?

3. Who is Mallory doing surveillance on even though she is a rookie?

4. Who takes Riker to Redwing's where she taps into the apartment building's wiring?

5. Who gets shot in Edith's apartment in the struggle with the killer?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mallory shed fake tears for Coffey and the DA?

2. When Butler realizes how powerful Edith is, what does he blame her for?

3. In the end, how does Mallory act by Markowitz?

4. What is Redwing charged with when Mallory's associates round her up from her apartment?

5. When Mallory realizes she has been drugged, how does she get help?

6. How does Butler meet Fanny Evenroe and what do they discuss?

7. After Gaynor's death, where is the blame for the murders going?

8. What is unusual about the puppy at Redwing's feet in the park?

9. How does Mallory get Redwing's contact information from Edith?

10. When Butler visits Edith, what does he discover about Mallory?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mallory's personality invokes strong attraction for multiple characters ranging from Butler to Coffey. Why is this so? Whom is she attracted to if anyone? What is it about Mallory's personality that evokes protective instincts in men? What are some of her negative characteristics?

Essay Topic 2

O'Connell uses more than one iteration on the motif of life-death-life. Identify at least two motifs about life-death-life in the book. Then cite an example to support each answer.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the detecting techniques of the four sleuths of Mallory, Coffey, Riker, and Butler; cover how they each approach the murder and whether their intuitions were correct. Who actually solves the murders and how?

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