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 caused the end of the marriage?

2. What is the man's unusual first name?

3. How many murder victims are there?

4. Which of the following is discussed by the two men?

5. What is learned about the new wife?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Willet do in order to alleviate his loneliness?

2. What is Willet's first step after meeting with Eagle?

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

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

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

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

7. What are Willet's plans at this point?

8. What does Willet do when the film is finished?

9. What does Wolf do even though it is breaking the law? Why does Wolf do it?

10. Explain Willet's meeting with his associates in LA.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Three bodies are discovered in the guest room at Wilderness Gate. Explain the condition of the bodies. How are the bodies identified? Who provides the identification? Do police check the identities in any other way? Explain. Would it be helpful to check fingerprints? Could the police use dental records for identification? Are the identifications correct? Explain. Would these murders be handled differently than any other murder? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

There are several people mentioned early in the text regarding the movie business in Los Angeles. They include Wolf Willet, Jack Tinney and Hal Berger. Compare and contrast the three characters in reference to their personal and professional interests as well as their interest in the success of the partnership. Who stands to benefit the most? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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