Winter Prey Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

John Sandford
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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. How is the publisher of the newspaper tracked down?

2. Who tells Davenport that he got a hit on the newspaper photo?

3. Whose house is searched by Davenport and Climpt?

4. The police find what at the Schoenecker's house?

5. Playing what kind of cop always seems to work for Davenport?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Russ Harper arrested? What is Davenport's suggestion to Harper?

2. How does Bruun handle being injured in the SUV? How is he described?

3. What is the opinion of the other people on the case regarding Bergen's death?

4. What is Frank's reaction to Claudia's news? What does he do?

5. What realization comes to the Iceman as he waits for Weather?

6. Why doesn't someone call 911?

7. What happens when Davenport tells Carr about the Harper-LaCourt connection?

8. What does the yellow-haired girl suspect about the Iceman? What is the Iceman's reply?

9. Where is the LaCourt house located? How is it placed in proximity to the LaCourts' neighbors?

10. What does the burglary specialist tell Crane about common hiding places?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a short story from the point of Weather Karkinnen regarding her first meeting with Davenport. How did the pair become friends and eventually lovers? Does the couple have anything in common at all? If so, what? Has the life of each character changed since they met?

Essay Topic 2

Davenport is often viewed as a rogue cop, one who does not play by the book. Discuss this behavior. How is Davenport's method helpful to his work? How might it hinder or jeopardize an investigation? How do Davenport's colleagues feel about his behavior? How is the behavior viewed by the rural cops in Grant? Is Davenport viewed as an asset or liability by his commander? What kind of reprimands might Davenport receive for his unusual methods? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Write your own murder mystery based on "Winter Prey." Use Davenport as the lead character. Also include Weather and the sheriff. Supply complete storyboards. Include character information, plot, synopsis, etc. Explain your inspiration.

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