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. Who does Blomkvist eventually learn is the owner of the car that appears to be following him in Chapter 8?

2. Whom does Jonas Sandberg work for?

3. How long does it take Dr. Jonasson to operate on Salander?

4. Who is Daniel Olsson?

5. What is the name of the trilogy that "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" is a part of?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Morander not tell Berger the full story on the staff at SMP?

2. What story does Henry Cortez break open in Chapter 11?

3. Why is Salander trying to hide weapons in her bed in Chapter 6?

4. What surprised Blomkvist about Salander's apartment?

5. What does Bublanski think about the death of Gunnar Bjorck?

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

7. What job does Ghidi do for Blomkvist?

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

9. What approach does Giannini eventually take toward working with Salander?

10. What realizations does Salander have when she is being questioned by the police in Chapter 6?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a well-reasoned argument discussing whether or not Lisbeth Salander is a good role model for young, female readers.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss at least three challenges an author, like Larsson, faces when discussing technology or forensic science in a novel. Make sure to use at least 3 examples from "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" to support your position.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze at least four different ways the story of "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" would change if the setting were in a rural, Midwestern town instead of Stockholm.

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