Tell No One Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Harlan Coben
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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 do people in David's community whisper about his father, Stephen's, death?

2. Who is Chloe?

3. Who is Gary Lamont?

4. What are the first names of Carlson and Stone?

5. What is David's relationship with Shauna?

Short Essay Questions

1. What information does medical examiner Timothy Harper provide David in Chapter Twenty-One?

2. What is David's relationship with Hoyt Parker like?

3. Why does Shauna hire Hester Crimstein, and about what does Hester warn Shauna in Chapter Thirteen?

4. What suspicions about David do Carlson and Stone reveal to Hoyt in Chapter Fifteen?

5. What ties does David's father Stephen Beck have to the Scope family?

6. Where does David take his dog, Chloe, in Chapter Nineteen and what information does he glean from a computer there?

7. What happens to Rebecca Schayes in Chapter Nineteen, and why is she targeted?

8. Why is Larry Gandle upset about the two bodies discovered at Lake Charmaine?

9. When David has trouble logging onto the Internet link sent to him in Chapter Seventeen, what conclusion does he come to and what possible explanation does Shauna offer?

10. What is David's profession and how is his work life a penance for not being able to save Elizabeth?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss David's relationship with Elizabeth. What evidence is there in the novel that David loves Elizabeth and that she loves him? How do their feelings for each other complicate the plot of the story? How do their feelings for each other complicate each of their relationships with Hoyt Parker? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss symbolism and metaphor in Tell No One. Give three examples of symbolism in the novel and discuss what the symbols are used to convey.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the narrative techniques that Harlan Coben uses in Tell No One. What do you think the author wants to accomplish with these techniques? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

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