The Maltese Falcon Test | 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. What reason does Brigid give for Spade not to hand her over to the police?

2. Where does Kemidov live?

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

4. Where does leave for at the end of this chapter?

5. Where does Spade think Brigid has gone?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In 1942 The Maltese Falcon was made into a famous film noir film starring Humphrey Bogart and directed by John Huston. Why do you think the themes and ideas in the book were still relevant ten years later? Do you think the ideas are timeless and universal? What is it about the novel that enabled it to be made into one of the finest examples of film noir?

Essay Topic 2

Identify the main themes of the story. Why do you think these themes are so important to the story? How does Hammett use character and setting to express these themes?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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