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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. Whom does Dave question at headquarters about the dead girl?

2. What does Dave suggest to Segura in order to worry him in Chapter Two?

3. Who says, "Julio Segura is real garbage"?

4. Who is Gail Lopez?

5. What kind of car does the Cataouatche Parish sheriff drive?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Fitzpatrick's theory about what Segura is doing?

2. What concoction does Bobby Joe feed to Dave in Chapter Seven, and why?

3. About what does Dave bait Murphy in the beginning of Chapter Seven that elicits a reaction from Murphy?

4. Where, and with whom, does Dave greet the dawn at the beginning of Chapter Seven?

5. What clues make Dave suspicious of the Cataouatche Parish sheriff?

6. Why is Fitzpatrick angry with Dave in Chapter Five?

7. Dave sometimes thinks of whom as his "father's misplaced seed"?

8. What does Cletus do that escalates the situation with Segura in Chapter Four?

9. What does Dave learn about the woman who, according to Fitzpatrick, is a possible witness?

10. Where is Dave stationed?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Referring to the four Cajun tales from Chapter 7 which Dave remembers hearing from his father, describe how they qualify as lessons by which to live one's life.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Dave's observation that "when these guys ceased to fill a need for somebody else, they would be taken off the board."

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the effects of the Vietnam War on Dave personally. Be certain to address how it continues to affect his daily life.

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