Santa Fe Rules Test | Mid-Book 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 funeral director?

2. Which is not one of the items recommended by Willet?

3. What is the name of the man Shea recommends?

4. Who is invited to spend the holiday at his/her house?

5. What letter is connected to the hangars mentioned in the story?

Short Essay Questions

1. Examine the first scene in which the reader meets Willet.

2. How long does it take Willet to finish the project? Who works alongside Willet at this time?

3. What is Eagle's perception of Barbara? What does Eagle do next?

4. Discuss the arrival of Jane in Santa Fe.

5. What is the conversation between Jane and Wolf during dinner?

6. Who greets Willet at Wilderness Gate upon his return? What is Willet's response?

7. Why is Eagle annoyed with Willet at the party? What are Eagle's instructions to Willet?

8. What does Willet learn when he reads Tinney's will? What is the big surprise?

9. Explain the relationship between Eagle and Barbara.

10. Discuss the meeting between Eagle and Shea. What does Eagle learn?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Wolf tells Eagle about his marriage to Maggie and the accident that killed her and the baby. Discuss the accident. How is it possible that Wolf has no recollection of the accident or of the deaths? What could have caused Wolf's memory loss? Do you think Wolf was drugged? Can amnesia be induced by trauma? Explain. Did the police believe Wolf's claims? How does the story of Maggie's death tie in to the triple murder case? Is there anything that can bring back Wolf's memory?

Essay Topic 3

Write a short memoir that might have been written by Miriam aka Julia. What types of things would Julia be most proud of in regards to her criminal activity? Would the memoir include details of her relationships with her victims? How might Julia describe how she felt before, during and after each murder? Was Julia surprised that her plans were thwarted? How do you think Julia felt when she learned about the transfer of the money to and from the bank in Mexico? Did Julia have any remorse for her actions? Explain.

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