The Black Echo Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Michael Connelly
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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 many ex-convicts serve in Vietnam while Meadows is there?

2. Where was Bosch when he was away on his "extended vacation"?

3. What color does Sharkey say the vehicle was?

4. When Bosch and Wish return from Ventura County and go to the federal building, what does Wish do?

5. What is the news that Bosch breaks to the pawn shop owner?

Short Essay Questions

1. After offering to hypnotize Sharkey, what does Bosch do for him?

2. Bosch finds a major clue when he investigates Meadows' apartment. Describe the clue he finds, how he finds the clue, and what he concludes about that clue.

3. Describe the Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) relationship with the Times and then explain why Bosch goes to Bremmer and the deal that they make.

4. Explain how the FBI believes the thieves are tunnel rats from the Vietnam War.

5. At the end of the third day, what is the information that Wish and Bosch glean about Meadows?

6. Describe how Bosch handles the paperwork aspect of his job, as described in the scene were he returns to the office after being at the crime scene.

7. Explain Lt. Pounds feelings toward Bosch.

8. What are the instructions that detective Bosch gives to his partner after they examine the crime scene? What does Bosch intend to do after he leaves the crime scene?

9. Describe how detective Bosch identifies the body he finds at the crime scene.

10. Explain the information Irv Irving finds on Bosch when he reviews Bosch's file and what his reaction to Bosch is.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are several points in the novel that could be considered the climax. At which point do you think is the climax? Use examples to support your conclusion.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay that explains reasons why the author would have chosen the title of The Black Echo for this novel. What is the meaning behind the title? Use examples to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 3

Explain in an essay why you liked or disliked The Black Echo. What is suspenseful? Did it keep you on the edge of your seat? Did you have a hard time putting it down? Did you find it boring? Use specific examples to support your reasoning. Would you recommend this novel to your friends?

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