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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 is Mariko Inamura?
2. Why does Senator Chelgrin hire Alex?
3. Why does Joanna decide to take too many sleeping pills?
4. What does Mariko suggest?
5. What do Alex and Joanna do before going through the Chelgrin file?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Alex tell Joanna about love and how does she feel about his assertions? What might this conversation establish for the reader?
2. Describe what happens in Joanna's session with Inamura.
3. Why did Peterson do what he did and what theme does it touch upon again?
4. Who comes to the hospital and sits with Wayne and why do you think this person does that?
5. What does Joanna finally decide about her nightmares and why do you think Alex agreed to help?
6. What has happened to Wayne Kennedy and how is he reacting to it?
7. What does Alex tell Joanna about Thomas Chelgrin and his daugther?
8. What happens to Alex and Joanna's hotel room and what might this suggest to the reader?
9. How is the tension increased by the end of Chapter 17?
10. What happens to Joanna and Alex when they arrive in St. Moritz? What does Peterson have to do with it and what might a reader be wondering at this point?
Essay Topic 1
Alex is delighted with Joanna, with her charm and gentle personality and is unable to get her to say anything that might suggest she is Lisa. The reader might wonder at this point if it is possible Joanna is not Lisa, just a good look alike.
1. What do think makes a person charming? What do you think might be meant by the phrase, "a gentle personality?" Why might Alex consider Joanna to have a gentle personality?Use examples from the book to illustrate your answer.
2. When you read the section when Alex is first trying to get Joanna to say anything that might suggest Joanna is Lisa, what was your opinion of whether she was or wasn't Lisa? Use examples from the book to illustrate your answer.
3. If by chance Joanna was Lisa what do you think are the dangers to her psychologically and emotionally of Alex trying to prod her into admitting it or seeing it? If she has amnesia or has been brainwashed do you think Alex is being irresponsible by trying to push her? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Joanna is plagued by a recurring nightmare in which a man with a mechanical hand uses a hypodermic needle to do something unclear to her. Joanna always wakes from this dream in the grip of a panic. It seems Joanna is uninterested in learning the truth about the dream, perhaps afraid of finding out something she does not want to know.
1. Why do you think Joanna doesn't want to find out the cause of her nightmares? Use examples from the text and your own thoughts to support your answer.
2. Do you think nightmares always have a cause? Why or why not?
3. Describe a recurring nightmare you or someone you know has had. Compare it to Joanna's. How do you or the person having the nightmare deal with it?
Essay Topic 3
Alex realizes he has seen Joanna before. She was a kidnap case he worked on. The chances that Alex would end up in the city where this woman has been hiding out for twelve years seems to be astronomical, tipping the reader off to the idea that something may be at work here that is not completely clear at this point.
1. Do you think Alex ending up in a city half way across the world and walking into a lounge where the singer is the woman he had looked for ten years earlier is a stretch of the imagination? Why or why not?
2. After researching narrative contrivance explain, with examples of why you think the above situation may or may not be one.
3. Discuss a remarkable coincidence that has occurred in your life, in the life of someone you knew or one that you heard or read about. Include in your discussion why it might illustrate the saying: "Life is stranger than fiction."
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