Night Prey Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

John Sandford
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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 tip say about the license plate possibly seen right before Wannemaker disappears?

2. Which character saw a white man in a truck drop off Lane's body?

3. Who did Carter spend the day with the night she died?

4. Why are Davenport and Connell first called off the Wannemaker case?

5. How do Davenport and Connell get to the prison where Price is being held?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Davenport and Connell's case supposedly connect to Del's case (in Chapter 14)?

2. What kinds of aspirations does Roux have?

3. What comparison does Davenport note between murderers and Weather when he is watching Weather operate at the hospital?

4. Why does Ray Weston's daughter report him as a possible suspect to the police?

5. Why does Davenport orchestrate an assault with Junky Doog when he meets him at the dump?

6. What signals to Davenport and Greaves that Junky Doog, when they find him, has lost touch with reality?

7. What reasons does Davenport have when he argues with Connell about releasing the sketch of their suspect to the media?

8. What two reasons does Roux have for ordering Davenport to resume his investigation in Chapter 7?

9. What does Price insist happened the night he supposedly killed the woman he is in jail for killing?

10. What did Koop learn about himself while in the Army?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe at least four features of Koop and how those features fulfill the traditional, literary requirements of a villain.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze at least three aspects of "Night Prey" that make the novel believable as well as what literary devices Sandford uses to create that level of believability OR analyze at least three aspects of "Night Prey" that make the novel unbelievable as well as what literary devices Sandford does not use effectively to create a level of believability in the story.

Essay Topic 3

Murder mysteries, and John Sandford in particular, are an especially popular type of novel. Discuss at least four aspects of Sandford's writing style that resonates so strongly with such a large audience, citing specific examples from "Night Prey" to support your thesis.

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