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. What does the main character do for a living?

2. What is the surname of Sasha's lawyer?

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

4. Who does Stone contact immediately?

5. What is the name of the writer of the article on Sasha?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Describe the meeting held in Leary's office. Who is in attendance?

6. Who is Hank Morgan? What is her role in the story at this point?

7. What event occurs on the way from the scene of the fall to the hospital?

8. Discuss the situation between Stone and Cary.

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

10. What is Hank's reaction to being questioned about the money?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Stone believes that Cary married Barron for two reasons. The first is that Barron is wealthy and has a good social standing; the second is that she will never be required to testify against Barron, saving both of them from a great deal of trouble. In the United States, a spouse cannot testify in a case against the other spouse. Why? Write an essay on testifying against a spouse. How might this law affect the Nijinsky case? Is this a smart move on Cary's part? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

It is obvious that several of the characters in the book are homosexual or bisexual. How does this fact play into the story? Does it matter? Why do some of the characters find it necessary to hide this fact? How does the sexual preference of the characters affect the story and the investigation? Cite various passages in the text that show a character's sexuality and discuss how it is referenced by Woods. Does Stone have any opinion on this issue? Does Dino?

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