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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Qwilleran find in Ben's apartment during a visit?
2. How do the cats behave when Qwilleran and Mary almost kiss?
3. What does Qwilleran find in the new desk Iris gave him?
4. From where does Qwilleran believe KoKo has been finding things he leaves for Qwilleran?
5. Who does Mary suspect was giving her crank calls?
Essay Topic 1
In two or more type written double spaced pages, write an essay on "Why I Like [or Don't Like] Mystery Novels". This is an opinion piece. It calls for you to give detailed reasons for your choice. It raises questions about the literary value of a mystery novel that you should express your opinion on. Your essay will be evaluated on the strength of your arguments and the way you express them.
Essay Topic 2
In two or more type written double spaced pages, write an essay on "The Absence of Graphic Violence in Classic Murder Mystery Novels". Discuss in your essay how the actual murders are not "seen" within the classic murder mystery novel using examples from Braun's book. Define and discuss how the clues become more important in such novels than the actual crimes. Discuss how graphic violence has evolved into shock value scenes in modern TV shows and movies. Finally, give your opinion about the relative merits of each approach.
Essay Topic 3
In two or more type written double spaced pages, write an essay on "Double Standards of Morality". Using Glanz as an example, discuss his double standards from an apparent high moral ground to clandestine sexual affairs, concealing ill-gotten money, and passing moral judgments on others.
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