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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 famous landmark does Willet pass on the way to his LA house?
2. What is the name of the first character introduced in this chapter?
3. What is Wolf's reaction to the other person?
4. Eagle notices what detail about the woman?
5. What does Wolf take to the mountaintop?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Eagle annoyed with Willet at the party? What are Eagle's instructions to Willet?
2. What is Eagle's perception of Barbara? What does Eagle do next?
3. Where does Willet go when he leaves the house? What mishap occurs?
4. What type of advice is exchanged between Jane and Wolf?
5. What information does Eagle have about the relationship between Barbara and Grafton? What is the current state of their relationship?
6. Explain the relationship between Eagle and Barbara.
7. Explain the exchange between Wolf and Spider.
8. What shocking news does Willet receive when he reads the newspaper in his hotel room?
9. Discuss the story of Willet and his first wife, Maggie. How did Maggie die?
10. Examine the first scene in which the reader meets Willet.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the scene in which Barbara shoots Julia. Why does Barbara shoot her sister? Are there any alternatives? What are the men doing at this point? What do you think will happen with Monica? What will Ed tell the police about the scene? Do you think Ed will defend Barbara in Julia's death? Was Julia's death murder or self-defense? What do you think will happen to Barbara? Will the punishment be just?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Describe the relationship between Barbara and Ed. Are they close? Is there anything unusual about their relationship? How could Barbara's criminal past affect the relationship? Discuss the scene in which Ed first meets Barbara. What is Ed's reaction? Is it a normal reaction or unusual for the attorney? Is Ed's interest in Barbara legal? Is it ethical? Could the relationship between Ed and Barbara cause a conflict of interest in Wolf's case? Explain.
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