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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 do Marston and his companion remove from Marston's office?
2. After learning that Penn is going to investigate Payton's murder, what does Althea show Penn?
3. What does Penn promise Caitlin in exchange for her help with the Payton case?
4. How much money is Penn going to bill Althea for investigating Payton's murder?
5. What is the first task that Penn gives to Caitlin in regard to the Payton case?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Caitlin change her mind about publishing Penn's accusations in her paper?
2. Why does Penn ask Caitlin to accompany him on his upcoming trip?
3. When Leo Marston arrives at the Marston family home and interrupts Penn and Olivia, what does Leo tell Penn?
4. Why does Tom Cage at first not believe that Leo Marston would have been involved in Payton's murder?
5. According to Penn, why had Portman wanted Hanratty extradited to Los Angeles?
6. When Penn receives a phone call from Althea after the Hanratty execution, what does Althea tell Penn?
7. As Penn peeks in the window of the Marston family home, what does Penn see Leo preparing to do?
8. What happened to the woman in the car when she revealed what she had seen the night of the Payton murder?
9. At Ruby's funeral, Shad Johnson gets up to speak. What does Johnson say?
10. How does Penn respond when he hears the announcement from the person Penn sees getting off an airplane in Baton Rouge?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author uses several different literary techniques as the story is told in regard to the story's flow. Describe the techniques of both flashbacks and foreshadowing. How are each of these techniques used in the story? Give specific examples of each technique. Why might the author have chosen to use both of these techniques in the story? Was the story enhanced by the use of these two techniques? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Leo Marston is a man who is supremely confident. Identify at least three instances from the story that highlight his confidence. How is Marston helped by his utter confidence? How is Marston hurt by his confidence? Provide examples of each.
Essay Topic 3
In many ways, the novel is a series of contrasts designed to heighten the reader's awareness and draw the reader deeper into the story and the intricacies of each of the story's characters. Identify at least three contrasts that are used in the novel. Describe these contrasts and determine how they impact the story's plot, as well as the reader's emotional involvement in the characters' lives. If these identified contrasts were not included in the story, what impact would their absence have on the storyline, the characters' development, and the readers' involvement?
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