Shadow Prey Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

John Sandford
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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 type of car does the detective drive?

2. Where was Hart when he got the phone call?

3. What is the girlfriend's former profession?

4. How many people are shot in total?

5. The next hit is scheduled to take place in which town/city?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the results of the competition?

2. Discuss at least two of the pieces of bad news Daniel and others deliver to Davenport.

3. Who is Leo Clark and what is his role in the story?

4. How do the Crows react to the news? What is their next step?

5. What action does the Minneapolis police department take against the crime?

6. What is Davenport's first step when instructed to use his contacts to gain information?

7. What does Lily do to distract Hood? What is the purpose of the distraction?

8. Explain the scene in the Crows' apartment when Billy Hood arrives.

9. Discuss the situation with John Liss.

10. What is the subject of the argument between Lily and Davenport?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Sandford's brilliant use of foreshadowing throughout the book. Give at least three examples of foreshadowing. Give details and the purpose of using the technique. How else could the reader learn about the important information? What other technique might have been used?

Essay Topic 2

There is a love triangle between Davenport, Jennifer, and Lily. Discuss the nature of the love triangle. Who is the most involved in the relationship? Who has the strongest relationship? Is anyone being tricked? How does Davenport feel about each woman? How do you think the story might have ended if Lily had stayed in Minneapolis? Do you think Jennifer will forgive Davenport? Do you think Davenport will still try to marry Jennifer?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the characters, plots, settings, and outcomes of the stories woven into "Shadow Prey." Use the scenarios in another one of Sandford's series of books for comparison. How do the story lines differ? What is the conclusion of each story? Which lead character did you like better? Explain.

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