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 man's former occupation?

2. Who announces wedding plans?

3. Stone is dismayed to learn that the man has decided to do which of the following?

4. Stone attends a dinner party at the home of _____.

5. Cary points out which famous New York landmark shortly before sitting down to dinner?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Discuss Stone's activities at home after he retires from the NYPD.

3. Explain the scene at Dino's wedding.

4. Explain the exchange between Cary and Stone regarding his retirement.

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

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

7. When does Stone see Cary? What is Stone's reaction to their ongoing relationship?

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

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

10. Describe Stone's first day at Woodman and Weld.

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 Barrington as the lead character. Supply complete storyboards. Include character information, plot, synopsis, etc. Explain your inspiration.

Essay Topic 2

Symbolism is an important part of a mystery, often giving clues to the reader and the story's detective. What are the ways in which Woods uses symbolism in his stories? Give examples of blatant symbolism and more subtle symbolism. Compare and contrast the symbolism used in Woods' mysteries and the mysteries written by another famous author.

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?

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