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. What unusual item was used to stop Salander's bleeding in the farmhouse?

2. Who is Zalachenko's long-time lawyer associated with?

3. What is Berger and Blomkvist's relationship status?

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

5. What kind of incredibly vulgar communication does Berger receive in Chapter 12?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Modig urge the police to give Blomkvist the benefit of the doubt in Chapter 2 about Salander?

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

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

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

5. What job does Ghidi do for Blomkvist?

6. Why does Blomkvist trust Berger with the Zalachenko story even though she is going to work at SMP?

7. What was Gullberg able to do in the SSA at the peak of his power?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how Larsson portrays authority figures in "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest," making sure to use at least 3 specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze at least three aspects of "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" that makes the novel believable as well as what literary devices Larsson uses to create that level of believability OR analyze at least three aspects of "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" that makes the novel unbelievable as well as what literary devices Larsson does not use effectively to create a level of believability in the story.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss at least three literary devices that Larsson uses to help the reader better understand at least one character of your choosing. Use direct quotations and/or examples from the text to support your position.

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