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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. Where does Willet go after learning about the crime?
2. In addition to Santa Fe this person also owns a home in which city?
3. What holiday is rapidly approaching?
4. What is the name of the valley that fascinates Jane?
5. What term is used to describe turning oneself into the police? It is said that he will have to ______.
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain Willet's meeting with his associates in LA.
2. What does Willet do in order to alleviate his loneliness?
3. What does Shea find so strange about the accident?
4. Who greets Willet at Wilderness Gate upon his return? What is Willet's response?
5. What is the purpose of Barbara Kennerly's appearance at Eagle's office?
6. What type of advice is exchanged between Jane and Wolf?
7. Discuss at least one of the conversations between Eagle and Willet.
8. Explain the relationship between Eagle and Barbara.
9. Explain the exchange between Wolf and Spider.
10. What are the two main settings used in the story?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Ed Eagle is a no nonsense attorney in Santa Fe. Examine Eagle's career. Why do you think Shea recommends Eagle? Does Wolf have any knowledge of criminal law? Do Eagle and Shea know each other? If so, how? Write a complete character description of Ed Eagle. Include physical descriptions and other information gleaned from the text.
Essay Topic 2
Wolf meets Spider in jail. Explain the scene in which the men meet. Who is approached? What is the context of the first conversation? How do the men realize Spider has useful information? What kind of information does Spider have? How can it help Wolf? Is it coincidental that Spider has this information or does it seem a little too convenient? How did Spider get the information? Is it reliable? How does Spider help in the future? Also discuss Spider's criminal past and why Wolf chooses to trust him.
Essay Topic 3
Three bodies are discovered in the guest bedroom at Wilderness Gate. Describe the scene. What do you think happened at the house? Why? How are the bodies disposed of and by whom? Who finds the bodies? What do you think the dog is trying to tell Wolf? Why does Wolf ignore the dog? How does the dog know something is wrong in that part of the house? What might have happened if Wolf had investigated? What is the initial opinion of the police?
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