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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. Martin takes Sandy along when he goes to meet a gun dealer. What is the gun dealer's name?
2. What item does Sandy use as a weapon?
3. What is the name of the weapon's holder?
4. What emotion is clear in Sandy's voice when she talks about Christmas?
5. Who else has left town at this point?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when LaChaise has Weather as a hostage? How does Weather try to calm LaChaise?
2. Davenport begins to look for alternate ways to catch LaChaise. What is Davenport's idea? Who is involved? Does Davenport get valuable information?
3. What is Davenport's state of mind at this point in the story?
4. Davenport and fellow officers go to Arne Palin's house. What happens with Palin? What is Davenport's opinion? What is the outcome of the visit?
5. What happens when the police interview Winter? How does the information leak to LaChaise?
6. The police realize that LaChaise and Martin have most likely left town. What bothers Davenport about giving up on searching the city for the men?
7. What does Martin do to complete the second short term goal? Are the results satisfactory?
8. Stadic continues to have bad luck but ventures forward. What is the next stage of Stadic's plan? Where does it take place?
9. LaChaise and Martin rethink their game plan. What are the men's two immediate short term goals? How are the goals accomplished?
10. What happens at Franklin's house? Who is responsible? What is the outcome of the incident?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
Compare and contrast the characters, plots, settings, and outcomes of the stories woven into "Sudden 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 do you like better? Explain.
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