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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. At the end of chapter three, Eddie Garanza leaves a message for Stephanie about Morelli's current case. What has he learned?

2. What does the unlocked door in Kenny's vehicle signal to Stephanie?

3. What do people in the 'Burg set aside thousands of dollars for?

4. What did Vinnie do to cause a problem with the female file clerk?

5. Who owns the car involved in Moogey Bues' shooting?

Short Essay Questions

1. The size of the Buick is used as a commentary piece regarding what?

2. Does the fact that the stolen guns are from Fort Braddock mean that Kenny is guilty?

3. What do Stephanie and her Grandmother argue about prior to Moogey's funeral?

4. What does the cat in the hamster cage symbolize?

5. Why does Morelli want Stephanie to stay away from the Sandman?

6. What device does the author use to create a past between Stephanie and Morelli?

7. By leaving a card with the Sandman's neighbor, is Stephanie setting herself up as a target or simply attempting to get information?

8. There are many examples of irreverence that take place at the funeral home. For example, the group that attends the K and C funeral get rowdy and drunk. How does this device help the story?

9. Why is Stephanie occasionally dishonest when seeking answers for her case?

10. Why did parts of the 'Burg seem to become less fortunate than others?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The women of the 'Burg seem tougher than many women portrayed in novels, but what is it that makes them appear so? Is it their lifestyle? Their attitude? Their moral compass? Choose three characters and cite examples as to what makes them tougher than traditional women in literature.

Essay Topic 2

For someone portrayed as such a strong woman, Stephanie seems weak turning down the advances of Spiro. What attributes to this?

Part 1) Consider the many situations with Spiro that Stephanie is forced into. Did she put herself in those situations or was it due to outside forces?

Part 2) Debate why Stephanie chooses to avoid telling Spiro she is not interested in him. Is this behavior fair to Spiro?

Part 3) When Stephanie finally parts ways from Spiro, it is not through her hand. Normally such a strong character, what does this say about Stephanie when it comes to men and relationships?

Essay Topic 3

Both Morelli and Stephanie rely on one another but seem to prefer to work alone. How did this help or hinder their progress in solving the crime?

Part 1) What were some examples of Stephanie and Morelli unwittingly working against each other? Could they have made further progress by pooling their resources?

Part 2) There were several incidents of mayhem due to their separate approach. Cite examples and explain the symbolism of these accidents.

Part 3) What were some specific moments or areas Stephanie and Morelli could have shared information and gotten better results? List examples and consider how cooperation could have changed the story.

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