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. Whom does Jonas Sandberg work for?

2. What car does Blomkvist notice is following him in Chapter 8?

3. In Chapter 5, who tells Blomkvist that Salander's condition is stable?

4. Who found Lisbeth Salander on the floor of the farmhouse?

5. What is the only thing Zalachenko wants to discuss when the police come to question him for the first time?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Blomkvist decide not to publish Svennson's book about sex trafficking until Salander's trial begins?

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

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

4. Why does Gullberg shoot himself in Chapter 7?

5. What injuries does Zalachenko have when he arrives at the hospital in Chapter 1?

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

7. Why is Annika Giannini alarmed in Chapter 1 when she wakes up and sees the news report about Salander and Niedermann?

8. What critical information about Niedermann does Blomkvist give Paulsson in Chapter 1 -- information that he ignores?

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

10. What do Erlander and Blomkvist wonder at when they go back to the farmhouse at the end of Chapter 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

Describe at least four features of Zalachenko OR Teleborian OR Niedermann and how those features fulfill the traditional, literary requirements of a villain.

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