Mortal Fear Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Greg Iles
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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 does the FBI hope they will find at David Strobekker's apartment?

2. What does the killer say in a letter after the FBI storms David Strobekker's apartment?

3. How does the killer send the FBI messages?

4. What does the killer indicate, in his writings, that he needs before committing another murder?

5. How does the woman in Michigan die?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Harper tell Dr. Lenz about his relationship with Erin? Why?

2. Why is Harper taken to New Orleans for questioning?

3. What kind of people does Harper say EROS is built to attract?

4. What does the FBI learn after entering David Strobekker's apartment?

5. Is the killer concerned about being caught? Why or why not? Give examples from the story to support your answer.

6. How does Harper feel about having a child with Drewe? What assumption does the author provide for his feelings?

7. How does Harper feel about Miles? What does he ask Dr. Lenz?

8. How does Miles convince Harper to stay with EROS as a system operator?

9. According to Harper, what is a "thread"? What does "lurking" mean? What does he help the FBI understand about EROS?

10. What does Drewe insist Miles and Harper do, now that they know what the killer is doing? What will she do in return?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Based on Bob Anderson's description and actions in the book, are you surprised by his feelings and actions toward the killer? Why or why not? Use evidence from the story to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

As their plan to draw the killer in with a persona named "Erin" unfolds, how do Miles and Harper each feel about it? Why?

Essay Topic 3

From the information the author provides, who is Miles? What kind of a person is he? What role does he play in the events that unfold throughout the story?

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