The Quiet Game Test | Final Test - Hard

Greg Iles
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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. As Penn drives alone after Ruby's funeral, how is Penn feeling?

2. What is the current position held by the person Penn is stunned to see in Huntsville?

3. When Livy shows up at Penn's house, the two take a drive. Where do they go?

4. What is the name of the Marston family home?

5. In Chapter 24, as Penn is reviewing the case, Tom returns home with news that an attempt had been made on someone's life. How was the attempt made?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Penn ask Caitlin to accompany him on his upcoming trip?

2. How does the person who interrupts Penn at Biscuit and Blues learn that her birth certificate does not list a father's name?

3. When Penn goes to the apartment of the person who interrupts him at Biscuits and Blues, what does the person who interrupts him tell Penn?

4. What advice does Penn's Colorado interviewee give to Penn regarding the Payton case?

5. What discrepancy catches Penn's eye about the Fairlane that is sitting in Althea's garden?

6. What does Penn learn from the eyewitness that Penn tracks down upon his return to Natchez?

7. According to Caitlin, what is the reason why Agent Stone is reluctant to speak to Penn about the Payton case?

8. Where does the judge who orders the boxes removed from the Marston family home for safekeeping have the boxes taken to?

9. As Penn peeks in the window of the Marston family home, what does Penn see Leo preparing to do?

10. When Annie is returned to Penn, there is also a note for Penn. What does the note say?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why did the author choose "The Quiet Game" as the book's title? How does the title foreshadow the events that unfold in the story, the struggles of the main characters, and the violence portrayed in the story?

Essay Topic 2

Ilse uses this story to examine the role that truth plays in our daily lives. Examine the author's beliefs through his storytelling. Why would the author choose this story to overlay his demonstration of the consequences realized when the truth is distorted or hidden? What did you learn from the author's discussion on truth? What other avenues, if any, could the author have used to express his beliefs? Would those avenues have been as effective as the story? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Dwight Stone and Penn Cage, the two men that find the truth regarding Del Payton's murder.

a. How are the two characters similar in terms of their professional lives? How are they different?

b. How are the two characters similar in their personality characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses? How are they different?

c. Each of these men has a daughter they want to protect, were the men similarly affected by this desire or not? Explain your answers and your reasoning.

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