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Instructions: Answer the questions from the three parts of the unit project below. Do not write the essay in Part III, but rather briefly use the terms and concepts (that we discussed in class) listed under “Essay” in your answers to any questions where it is relevant (especially Part III).

“The Hot Tub Mystery” by Herbert House Page 1
Part I—The Discovery
Cast of Characters
• Sam Garrison—Detective
• Roma and Clint Underhill—The hot couple
• Kavita Dickson and Larry Gonzales—EMT paramedics
• Renee Volenbach—Physiologist in the Biology Department at Noletown University

Friday, 7PM
Roma and Clint Underhill had both had a long day. They were the owners of a successful real estate company in Desert Palm. Each had several clients, and the strain of the current real estate market was getting to them. It had been an unusually cool day for January, with temperatures hovering around 60 degrees. On coming home they decided to relax in their hot tub with some wine. While Roma changed from her work clothes, Clint said that he would join her in the hot tub after he took his Lasix.

Saturday, 8AM
“911… Please state your emergency.”
“Oh, Oh, I… I… ”
“Ma’am, please calm down and tell me the address.”
“I think…, yes, OK, it’s… it’s 2560 Oak Creek Drive.”
“What is the problem, please?”
“I’m the maid for Mr. and Mrs. Underhill and… and I didn’t find them in the house when I came in this morning, so I looked around outside. I just found them in their hot tub out back. They are under the water. Please come, please come now!”
“Yes, ma’am, I’m alerting the EMTs and an ambulance will be on the way. Please go out front and wait, so the paramedics can find the address quickly.”

Saturday, 8:10AM
Paramedics Kavita Dickson and Larry Gonzales brought the ambulance to a stop at the end of a long driveway next to an impressive two-story mansion. The maid was on the...

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