The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Stieg Larsson
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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 does Gullberg sneak into Zalachenko's room?

2. How long as Morander been at SMP before Berger arrives?

3. When does Blomkvist decide would be the best time to publish Svensson's work?

4. In Chapter 2, whom does Blomkvist suspect of hiring Zalachenko to murder Salander?

5. What number in the trilogy is "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Armansky tell Blomkvist about his willingness to help Salander when Blomkvist approaches him in Chapter 5?

2. What does Figuerola discover as soon as she starts investigating Salander's story?

3. What do Modig and Bublanski suspect about Zalachenko at the end of Chapter 4?

4. What job does Ghidi do for Blomkvist?

5. What do Salander and Dr. Jonasson talk about when she first wakes up in Chapter 3?

6. What does Blomkvist claim is the purpose of "The Knights of the Idiotic Table"?

7. Why did Gullberg decide to bring Zalachenko into the Section?

8. What surprised Blomkvist about Salander's apartment?

9. What does the reader learn about the Section's role in having Salander committed to St. Stefan's in Chapter 5?

10. What does Blomkvist do when he finds Salander on the floor of the farmhouse?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze at least three different literary techniques Larsson uses to create tension in "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest."

Essay Topic 2

Mysteries, and the Millennium Series in particular, are an especially popular type of novel. Discuss at least four aspects of Larsson's writing style that resonates so strongly with such a large audience, citing specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

Describe at least four negative aspects of having a protagonist as strong as Salander. Make sure to use evidence from the novel to support your position.

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