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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 is the abbreviation of the department where the lead detective works?

2. What is the name of the Chief of Police?

3. The murder victim is killed using what weapon?

4. What is Eve examining when she is approached by a young woman?

5. What was the murder victim's occupation?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is the main character in the story, what does she do for a living, where does she work and when does the story take place?

2. What is the crux of the murder case and who was the victim?

3. What is the collective opinion of Dallas and Peabody on the understudy's involvement in the murder?

4. How is the scene preserved for investigation? Who assists Dallas?

5. Who is Draco's understudy for the play? How does he feel about Draco?

6. Who is the first person to be interviewed by Dallas? What part does the actress have in the play?

7. What is the general opinion of Draco?

8. Who is the next murder victim? Where does the victim work? What does he do?

9. Discuss the meeting between Quim and Draco's killer. What is the end result?

10. What else is discussed on a more personal level?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the act of incest. What are the legal and medical definitions of incest? What are the parameters? Is it illegal? Is it harmful physically, mentally, emotionally - all or none of the above? How does an average person define incest? What are the cultural references and perceptions regarding incest? Do both parties have to consent? Who are the most common victims of incest? Is there any form of treatment?

Essay Topic 2

Examine J.D. Robb's Eve Dallas series. How many books are there? Write a character profile of Eve Dallas. Discuss how the character has progressed and evolved throughout the series. Where might Dallas go next? Will Dallas ever shed the horror of her past? Will Dallas ever get used to having people in her life that love her? How might her relationships with Roarke, Peabody and the others change in future books?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the characters, plots, settings, and outcomes of the stories woven into WITNESS IN DEATH. Use the scenarios in "Witness for the Prosecution" plus the storyline in WITNESS IN DEATH for comparison. How do the story lines differ? What is the conclusion of each story? How does Roberts write differently from Agatha Christie? Compare the styles of the two authors and add in your own commentary and opinion.

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