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 Willet's partner?

2. What must be done in preparation for the holiday?

3. Willet has no recollection of which of the following:

4. Who is desperately trying to get the man's attention during breakfast?

5. Who does Willet visit later that same day?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the relationship between Eagle and Barbara.

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

3. What shocking news does Willet receive when he reads the newspaper in his hotel room?

4. Where does Willet land the plane? What disturbing fact does Willet realize when speaking to the mechanic?

5. Where does Willet go when he leaves the house? What mishap occurs?

6. Who is Jackson Tinney? What is his relationship to Willet?

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

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

9. What type of advice is exchanged between Jane and Wolf?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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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