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. Who prompted the banks not to give Harper's father his annual loan?

2. What does the killer tell the woman in Michigan?

3. What pact do Harper and Miles make?

4. What is different about the woman who is missing in Michigan from the other women who have been targeted?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Harper react to Drewe telling him that Erin and Patrick are having marital problems? Why?

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

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

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

5. What does Harper agree to help Dr. Lenz do? Why?

6. What makes Harper realize there is a connection between Karin Wheat's murder and other EROS members?

7. What does the FBI have planned for when they arrive at David Strobekker's apartment? Why?

8. What does Harper call and tell Baxter about Rosalind May? Why?

9. What does the reader learn from the conversation between Harper and Miles about their online access?

10. What happens at home with Patrick and Erin when Harper returns? Why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Drewe's family and the relationship between her and Harper, her and Erin, and Harper and Erin. How do these relationships shape the story?

Essay Topic 2

Based on the information the author provides in the story, what are the killer's motives? Do these motives, or the killer himself, change throughout the story? Why or why not? Use information from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Despite the continued harassment and questions by the authorities, and the fact that they are implicating themselves, Harper and Miles continue to try and catch the killer. Why? What reasons does the author give the reader for their insistence?

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