The Maltese Falcon Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character does Spade turn over to the police?

2. Who does Gutman say he hired to steal the falcon from the Russian?

3. Who does Spade have to keep an appointment with in this chapter?

4. What does Spade drink to seal his deal with Gutman?

5. Who does Sam send Iva to see?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare the characters of Sam Spade and Brigid.

1) In what way are their morals different?

2) What is their relationship to each other?

3) Do you think they are the perfect match?

Essay Topic 2

The Maltese Falcon is part of the crime genre.

1) What are the conventions of the The Maltese Falcon genre in terms of character, language and plot?

2) In what way did The Maltese Falcon help to set the template for similar crime novels? Do modern crime novels still use the ideas used in The Maltese Falcon?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Hammett's life. In what way do you think his life and personality is reflected in the book?

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