The Poet Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Michael Connelly
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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. Jack flies to Washington DC to go to which facility?

2. Where did the older case take place?

3. Gladden tries to retrieve which item from the police station?

4. How many cops are thought to be linked to Sean's death?

5. Gladden enjoys taking photographs at what location?

Short Essay Questions

1. Jack is able to make a tenuous connection to Warren. What is the connection?

2. What was the interaction between Sean and the media at that time?

3. How does Legs act when Jack tells the whole story?

4. How does the park ranger help the case? What does he do? How does the information help Jack?

5. The Theresa Lofton case is compared to a similar murder case of the 1940s. What are the similar details?

6. Chapter 13 begins with Gladden connecting to the PTL club network. What message does Gladden receive? What message does he post in return?

7. What happens when Jack arrives in Washington DC?

8. Jack has a flash back to a previous time. What was the situation between Jack and Sean?

9. Sean explains a cop's life to Jack and discusses a particularly disturbing subject. What is the subject?

10. Explain the scene at the pier when the police attempt to apprehend Gladden. What happens to Gladden?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Gladden was part of a large network of people that exploited children. Do such networks exist? If so, how is it possible? Can the networks be detected by technology? Are the networks online? How can children be protected from the network and the people that belong to it? Why is the network illegal? How can the police trace the network's activities? How can such networks be stopped or prevented? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

It is noticed early on that the Poet used quotes from famous works by Edgar Allan Poe. Examine Poe's influence on the Poet and the murders, why the Poet chose Poe and how the connection was discovered. Were all of the quotes famous? What other poet might have worked as well as Poe? What does the choice say about the killer?

Essay Topic 3

What was Jack's first clue that the police suicides were connected? What type of investigation was started by Jack? What caused him to start a nationwide search? Where did the investigation lead? What were the most important things learned by Jack and the FBI?

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