New York Dead Test | Final 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 is the number of the precinct Dino calls home?

2. Stone's police pension is ____% of his full pay.

3. What is Martin Van Fleet's nickname?

4. How much will Stone pay for the job?

5. Who announces wedding plans?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do you think Eggers and Woodman want with Stone?

2. What are the conditions on the night of the job? Why does Stone worry about Teddy?

3. Discuss the details of Stone's conversation and agreement with Bill Eggers.

4. Discuss the results of Teddy's covert operation. What is Eggers' reaction? What is Stone's reaction?

5. What does Stone do to lose himself while thinking through his options?

6. Explain the scene at Dino's wedding.

7. When is the planned rendezvous? What is Stone's reaction?

8. Discuss the scene between Stone and Leary. What decision has Leary made regarding Stone's status as a detective?

9. What bad news does Stone get after arriving at the house in Turtle Bay?

10. Discuss the conversation between Stone and Dr. Garfield. What does Garfield say about Herbert Van Fleet?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write your own murder mystery based on "New York Dead". Use Stone Barrington as the lead character. Supply complete storyboards. Include character information, plot, synopsis, etc. Explain your inspiration.

Essay Topic 2

Examine Stuart Woods' Stone Barrington series. How many books are there? Write a character profile of Barrington. Discuss how the character has progressed and evolved throughout the series. Where might Barrington next? How might Barrington's relationships change in future books? What type of case might Barrington accept next?

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on news sources. Stone goggles at the speed with which some of the media gets their hands on police information. Reporters tend to use any sources they can to get information for the news. For example, it might be easy for Cary to use her relationship with Barrington to get inside information on the case. What are the most common ways to get information? Who might be used as a source? How could a reporter know if a source is valuable and/or reliable? What is commonly known about reporters protecting their sources? What is the penalty for refusing to reveal one's source? Also discuss professional ethics and how it might be difficult to be in a relationship like the one shared by Cary and Stone.

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