Sudden 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. How much money does Davenport offer for information?

2. Roux worries about the reaction from which of the following?

3. What phrase is frequently used to describe that same cop?

4. What do the police confiscate from the house?

5. How does LaChaise get the names of the cops that shot Candy?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss what happens inside the credit union. What unplanned action is taken by Candy?

2. What happens when Stadic begins to panic? What is the plan to solve the problem?

3. Who is the lead detective on the credit union case? What does the detective say to Roux about the potential media fall out? How did the police cover their actions?

4. What assignment is given to Butters in regards to Davenport?

5. What is the purpose of the theft? What does the trio have planned? Is it a new project?

6. What happens to Candy, Ginger and Duane shortly after the women leave the credit union.

7. What important piece of information is unknown to Butters and the rest? Why is the information vital to the men's survival?

8. What tip does Davenport receive about LaChaise? What prompted the tipster to call the police?

9. How does LaChaise deal with being wounded? Who is obligated to help LaChaise by tending to his wounds?

10. Discuss the murder and attempted murder of the family members of Kupicek and Capslock. Who commits the crimes? What is the outcome?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write your own murder mystery based on "Sudden Prey." Use Davenport as the lead character. Supply complete storyboards. Include character information, plot, synopsis, etc. Explain your inspiration.

Essay Topic 2

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 Sandford uses symbolism in his stories? Give examples of blatant symbolism and more subtle symbolism. Compare and contrast the symbolism used in Sanford's mysteries and the mysteries written by another famous author.

Essay Topic 3

LaChaise manages to communicate with people outside when he is incarcerated. Discuss how this is possible. In what ways can a prisoner communicate with outsiders? Are the communications monitored? If so, by whom? What kinds of things might be able to slip through? What does LaChaise communicate? How does it affect the case?

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