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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 is Dobbs doing in two weeks?
2. How was Mrs. Kingsley killed?
3. What motives does Marlowe ascribe to Muriel Chess for killing Crystal Kingsley?
4. Who breaks the news to Kingsley that his wife is dead?
5. What misleading statement does Marlowe give Degarmo?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is in the Peacock Lounge when Marlowe comes in?
2. Who does Marlowe call to verify where Kingsley has gone, once he guesses where it is?
3. What conditions does Marlowe discover in the apartment he enters after leaving the murdered woman's apartment?
4. How does Degarmo act toward the sentries at the dam on the way to the cabin?
5. How does Grayson describe Dr. Almore's practice?
6. How does Degarmo react to Marlowe mentioning the idea that Almore murdered his wife and then used his influence to get it hushed up?
7. What does Webber do, when Marlowe tells him about being threatened by Degarmo?
8. What does Degarmo do when Patton makes it clear that he can't let Degarmo go?
9. What does the parking attendant at the Grenada assume Marlowe is there for?
10. What is the reaction of the younger policeman, Eddie, when he sees the gun on the table?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Marlowe's job puts him into dangerous situations. Discuss danger in the novel.
1) What causes danger in the novel? How is danger inherent in Marlowe's work?
2) How does Marlowe react to dangerous situations? What are his emotional responses? What are his intellectual responses, and what action does he take?
3) How do the antagonists in the novel react when they are in danger?
Essay Topic 2
In the novel, there are two ways to deal with problems and difficult situations: physical and mental prowess. Discuss physical and mental prowess in the novel.
1) When and how does Marlowe use physical force, intimidation, or threat? Why does Marlowe use these tactics?
2) When and how does Marlowe use mental deduction, bluffing, or other mental tactics? Why does Marlowe use these tactics?
3) Which is more important in the novel, the mental or the physical? Which has greater value attached to it?
Essay Topic 3
The Lady in the Lake involves characters changing and hiding their Identities. Discuss the concept of identity in the novel.
1) How is identity obscured in the novel? Who attempts to obscure their identity, and why?
2) How do the characters know others' identities? How do characters create their identities?
3) How does Marlowe formulate his own identity? How do others perceive him?
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