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. Who have been the targets of multiple murders in the city?

2. What is the name of the woman Stone invites to dinner?

3. What is Stone's reaction when he first meets the woman?

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

5. The man says that Sasha was often ______.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Marvin Herbert Van Fleet? Why is Van Fleet a suspect? What is his alias? Where does the man work?

2. Describe in brief the information learned about Sasha's youth.

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

4. Discuss the situation between Stone and Cary.

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

6. Who issues the warrant? What bet is made?

7. Who is Ms. Balfour? Why is her appearance important?

8. What is Van Fleet's alibi for the night Sasha fell from the terrace? What is Van Fleet's reaction to the request for a search of his apartment?

9. Who is Ms. Vincent? What does she say about Hank?

10. Discuss Stone's family history and how it affects his personal and professional lives.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine Stuart Woods' Stone Barrington series. How many books are there? Write a character profile of Stone Barrington. Discuss how the character has progressed and evolved throughout the series. Where might Barrington go next? How might Barrington's relationships with Dino, Judge O'Neil, Elaine, and his colleagues change in future books?

Essay Topic 2

When Stone is forced to retire from the NYPD, Leary offers no comfort. It is clear that Stone was being forced out because he is more or less an outcast in the department. Write a 750 word essay on this situation. Why is Stone being forced out? Do you think Leary had the doctor's report changed? Why does Stone stick out like a sore thumb? Do people deal with Stone just because of Dino? What does Leary have to say about Stone's cooperation with the other cops and the department as a whole? How would you feel in Stone's place?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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