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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What title does the disembodied voice in the tunnel give Smithback?
(a) Collector of pain.
(b) Writer.
(c) Newsman.
(d) Scriblerian.

2. What is the name of the bridge in Chapter 1?
(a) Humboldt Rail Bridge.
(b) Striker Bridge.
(c) Breston Bay Bridge.
(d) Hanging River Bridge.

3. What nickname does Pendergast give his tunnel alter-ego?
(a) Bronson.
(b) Jack.
(c) Whitey.
(d) King Edward.

4. What is the name of New York City's assistant medical examiner?
(a) Louie Padelsky.
(b) Whitney Cadwalader Frock.
(c) Olivia Meriam.
(d) Margo Green.

5. What coats the staircase down to the lower level of the tunnels?
(a) Lime.
(b) Paint.
(c) Rust.
(d) Lichens.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the ever-present threat in the tunnels?

2. What odor does Smithback detect when following his informant into the small hole?

3. In what year was Linnaeus Hall constructed?

4. What business with Mephisto does Pendergast tell the squatters he has?

5. In what month does the book begin?

Short Essay Questions

1. Do you think Chief Horlocker's decision to make sure that the case is given priority because a debutante is based upon social standing, given that homeless men and women have died in the same way for weeks? Why or why not?

2. What do you think is the author's purpose in describing Sergeant Hayward's physical characteristics in such detail?

3. What kind of influence do you think a woman like Mrs. Wisher would likely have on the political climate? Does she show that she is willing to use that influence to force matters in the direction she wants them to go? What gives you that indication?

4. What is Brambell's theory about what animal is responsible for the teeth marks on Pamela Wisher's bones? How does this change the direction of the investigation?

5. What is the irony in the author's naming the leader of the Route 666 group Mephisto?

6. What do you think is the importance of the New York Museum of Natural History to the storyline?

7. Who is the homeless man who invades D'Agosta's office, and what is his reason for being there?

8. Why do you think the author mentions his previous book, "Relic"?

9. How might Margo's expertise in ethnopharmacology be an example of foreshadowing?

10. Why do you think people of so many disciplines are called in to examine the two skeletons found in the river?

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