Trace Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 was the most non-existent person who ever worked for Scarpetta?

2. Who does Scarpetta call from her hotel?

3. What color baseball bat did Pogue carry inside the shop?

4. Benton tells Kay she has a great sense of what?

5. Who owns the house behind the Paulsson home?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Scarpetta find in the abandoned building where she and Pogue used to work in chapter fifty-four?

2. What is Marino thinking about in chapter fifty-five while he is in the tobacco shop?

3. What does Mrs. Paulson tell Marino and Scarpetta about the man living next door, Pogue, in chapter forty-three?

4. What does Rudy call Scarpetta to tell her in chapter forty-two?

5. What does Dr. Philpott tell Scarpetta about Pogue.

6. What does Scarpetta speculate may be going on when they find all the old remains that Pogue has hidden?

7. What does Lucy do to imply that she is nervous and shy when she first walks into Dr. Paulsson's office in chapter forty-five?

8. Describe the scene in chapter fifty-seven when Pogue goes into buy the Cuban cigars.

9. What information is Dr. Paulsson able to give Lucy about Gilly?

10. In chapter thirty-one what happens in the convenience store where Pogue goes to buy an orange drink like he had when he was a kid.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mrs. Paulsson talked about the dog Sweetie.

Part 1) What was significant about Mrs. Paulsson's explanation about the non existent dog?

Part 2) Why does Mrs. Paulsson continue to cling to the idea of a dog even after she is told that they know there never was a dog?

Part 3) Could there have been a pet other than a dog introduced or was the fact that the mythical pet was a dog important? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Pogue calls Lucy a spoiled brat and blames her for his disability.

Part 1) Is there any indication that Lucy is truly to blame for Pogue's disability?

Part 2) Would Pogue have been able to forgive Lucy if she had apologized so long ago?

Part 3) Why was Pogue willing to blame Lucy but not Scarpetta?

Essay Topic 3

The role of women and men in the story aren't always shown in typical ways in the story, such as Scarpetta and Lucy both having what could be thought of as jobs for men.

Part 1) In what other ways are gender issues shown or challeneged in the story?

Part 2) What other issues come up in the story although they don't necessarily pertain to the story? Explain how they are shown.

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