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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is waiting at the police station to be interviewed?
2. The Chief orders Dallas to do which of the following?
3. What is the purpose of Roarke's call?
4. What is the name of Roarke's major domo?
5. Dallas receives an enlightening phone call from which character?
Essay Topic 1
Naked in Death is staged in New York City in 2058. Examine why Roberts chooses to set the story in that particular location and time period. What are the biggest telltale signs that the story takes place in the future? What items are present in the story that are not currently invented or in common usage in today's world? Do you think the situations, events, and equipment are feasible and realistic for 2058? Explain. What else might be added to the story to make it seem even more futuristic? Are there any elements that seem out of place? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Dallas' conflict regarding Roarke. What is Dallas' opinion of Roarke? What happened to make Dallas' opinion change? How does the blossoming relationship with Roarke affect the investigation? Why does Simpson object to the relationship? Is it a conflict of interest? How does Dallas feel about the timing of the courtship? What makes Roarke so determined? Is Dallas intimidated by Roarke, his notoriety, material possessions or money? What is Dallas' opinion of Roarke's house? Do you think there could ever be a place in Dallas' life for someone like Roarke or vice versa? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
It is clear from the beginning that Summerset is a valuable part of Roarke's life. Examine the relationship between Roarke and Summerset. How is Summerset different from a typical employee? How long have the men known each other? What is their relationship on a personal level? What exactly is Summerset's job? What is the relationship between Dallas and Summerset? Do they really hate each other? If so, why? Do they really feel about each other on the inside as it appears on the outside? What makes them tolerant of one another?
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