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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who frisks spade?
2. What does Spade drink to seal his deal with Gutman?
3. What information from the newspaper did Cairo tear out?
4. What year was the Falcon made?
5. Who is the only person in the room who knows where the falcon is hidden?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss whether you think this statement is true or false: The Maltese Falcon depicts women in a negative light. Use two examples from the novel to support your argument.
Essay Topic 2
The main themes in the novel are greed, loyalty and crime. Take one of these themes and discuss how Hammett expresses them in the book? Why do you think these themes were important concerns in 1920s America?
Essay Topic 3
Pick a character from the novel and discuss their goals and motives. Do they achieve their motive? Why? Do the share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do their goals clash with other characters with other characters? How do the characters goals and motives affect their interaction with each other?
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