One for the Money Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 Stephanie find out while rummaging through the trash dumpster at the restaurant in Chapter 8?

2. In Chapter 12, what reason does Stephanie think someone might have for wanting her dead?

3. What makes Morty Beyers start going door to door in Stephanie's neighborhood showing pictures of Joe Morelli and asking questions about the fugitive cop?

4. Who does Stephanie spot while visiting Sal Bocha's butcher shop?

5. For what does Joe Morelli apologize at the end of the book?

Short Essay Questions

1. Does Stephanie finally learn to use her gun by the end of the book?

2. What theory does Stephanie give Jimmy Alpha in Chapter 11 about the events of the night of Ziggy Kulesza's shooting?

3. Who does Stephanie blame for her sexual encounter with Morelli at Tasty Pastry when she is just 16?

4. What advice does Eddie Gazarra give Stephanie at the end of Chapter 9 when she tells him about her latest encounters with Ramirez?

5. What does Morelli tell Stephanie about Ramirez in Chapter 10?

6. What arouses the curiosity of Morty Beyers when he visits Stephanie and makes him start asking Stephanie's neighbors if they've seen Morelli?

7. When Stephanie encounters Morelli in the fast food restaurant parking lot in Chapter 8, is she afraid of him?

8. Explain Stephanie's encounter with Lula in Chapter 10.

9. Why does Stephanie visit Stark Street at the beginning of Chapter 11?

10. Why does Ranger think it's partly his fault that he gets shot in Chapter 8?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

A confidante is a character who lends the protagonist of a story a listening ear and offers advice and assistance. Ranger, Connie Rosolli, and Eddie Gazarra serve as confidantes to Stephanie Plum throughout One for the Money.

Part 1) Compare and contrast all three characters, showing how they are alike and how they are different.

Part 2) What do you think would change if these characters did not exist in the story? Use events from the text where they advised or otherwise assisted Stephanie and had an impact on her and her situation.

Part 3) Which of the three confidantes do you think is most indispensable to the story? Cite several examples from the book to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 2

One for the Money blends elements of mystery, comedy, and romance. It also borrows some elements from Gothic novels. Discuss the mixture of genres in the book and cite examples from the text to show the influence of each genre on the elements of the story. Explain how the story might change if you removed the comedy and the romance subplot.

Essay Topic 3

Although primarily a mystery, One for the Money contains some humorous scenes and characters. Cite 3 examples of humor in the book and discuss the techniques the author uses to establish the comedic tone.

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