The Poet Test | Final 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. Who created the moniker "The Poet?"

2. Who was responsible for the newspaper story?

3. Jack tells Rachel about the case involving which cop?

4. Where do Jack and Rachel go the next morning?

5. The first people interviewed about the homicide are:

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jack do with the phone numbers? What information does he find? What does Jack do next?

2. What is Gladden's plan for finding a place to hide out? What action does the plan require?

3. What is the general consensus in regards to the Poe/Poet connection?

4. What does Jack propose to Backus? What is the final decision on Jack's involvement in the case?

5. How does Detective Thomas fit into the story? What is the link to Gladden?

6. What are the pros and cons of Jack working alongside Rachel?

7. Who had contacted Rachel about Jack's meeting with Warren? What was Warren doing at the time?

8. Discuss the scene between Walling and the two brothers. What information is gained? What item is recovered?

9. Why does Jack go to Quantico? Who does Jack meet? What is the general feeling of the meeting? How does Jack react?

10. What happens when Warren was confronted by Walling and Ford? What is the point of the meeting? What is the result of the confrontation?

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

How might the investigation have changed if Glenn had assigned the story of Sean's murder to Jack? Why did Glenn choose not to assign the story to Jack? Was it a wise move? Which of the reporters took over the story? Would the focus have remained the same if Jack had been the one writing it? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Often times in a sensational case, the media will interfere with the investigation. Discuss how the media was handled in the case of the Poet. Why did Sean and the other cops act "as if they felt no obligation to talk to the public at all?" Why did the media take it upon itself to conduct its own investigation? What did the author mean when he stated that the media was responsible for "numbing the reading and television-watching public with sordid details about the victim's life that actually had nothing to do with anything?"

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