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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. Eagle asks Wolf for which of the following?
2. What is Norris' first name?
3. What is the name of the district attorney?
4. Where is Wolf instructed to meet Eagle the next day?
5. What does this friend supposedly do for a living?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are Wolf's plans for Christmas night?
2. Explain Eagle's plans for New Year's Eve.
3. What does Cupie learn about Grafton?
4. What causes the sheriff to rule out Wolf as a suspect in Mark's murder?
5. What does Cupie find at the paper maker's place?
6. What does Barbara attempt to tell Eagle and Wolf? Why is Barbara at Wolf's house?
7. What does Wolf do on New Year's Day?
8. What does Wolf find when he arrives at Mark's house?
9. What is discovered about the fax requesting the money transfer? Who is cast as a new suspect?
10. Who is Russell Norris? What is his part in the case?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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 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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