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 name of the television network where Sasha worked?

2. When offered the high paying job, Teddy asked how many children and ____ he would have to murder.

3. The bride's father is linked to which organization?

4. What is the profession of Mr. Weaver?

5. Who does Stone hire to help with the case?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is responsible for the accident? What confession is made to Stone?

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

3. Describe the conversation between Stone and Dino.

4. What is Stone's next job at Woodman and Weld? Who will help to carry out the orders?

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

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

7. Explain the exchange between Stone and Elaine. What disturbing news does Elaine deliver?

8. Explain the conversation between Stone and Hi. What information does Hi reveal?

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

10. What happens on the night Stone takes a cab from Elaine's? What major incident occurs on the street?

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 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 2

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 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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