New York Dead Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Stuart Woods
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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. How many times had Sasha been interviewed for the article?

2. Who calls Stone into a meeting?

3. What is the name of the woman spotted at the nightclub the previous evening?

4. How long had it taken to do the legwork for the article?

5. Stone inherited his house from his ____.

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Stone begin to interview people regarding Sasha's alleged death?

2. What major issue comes between Stone, Dino and Leary? What is Stone's reaction?

3. Who is Hi Barker? What does he know about Sasha Nijinsky? What deal is struck between Stone and Barker?

4. Discuss the meeting between Stone, Dino and Lieutenant Leary. What is the most pressing case at the moment?

5. What is the conversation held between Stone and Elaine?

6. What large mistake does Stone make while spending the day with Cary?

7. Where does Stone go while waiting to visit the television studio? What are Stone's thoughts?

8. What happens Stone is walking home from Elaine's?

9. Explain the scene in which Dino interrogates Hank. What is Stone's reaction?

10. What is the result of the search conducted by Stone and Dino?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Assuming a psychiatrist's point of view, analyze the situation with Van Fleet. Discuss Van Fleet's past history in regards to psychiatric issues and aberrant behaviors. What would a psychiatrist say about Van Fleet's need to keep the people he murders? Is Van Fleet perverted, mentally ill or something else? What would the terminology be from a psychiatrist's point of view? What kind of treatment might Van Fleet have benefited from before the situation got out of hand? Is the behavior something that can be "cured?" If so, how? If not, what else can be done?

Essay Topic 2

Write a short memoir that might have been written by Martin Herbert Van Fleet. What types of things would Van Fleet be most proud of in his career and personal lives? What other types of professional work might Van Fleet have done? Would the memoir include details of his relationships with his victims? How might Van Fleet describe how he felt before, during and after each murder?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the author's use of Manhattan for the setting in the Stone Barrington series. Why do you think Woods chose Manhattan? How accurate do you think the setting is in regards to the real location? What areas are most commonly referenced in the story? What other location might have worked as well, if not better, than Manhattan? What is unique about the setting? What regionalisms are exhibited by Barrington and the rest of the characters? Explain.as

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