1st to Die: A Novel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 key factor connects the Voskuhls to the other murders Lindsay is investigating?

2. How does Lindsay's doctor want to treat her illness?

3. What was the catalyst for Lindsay's depression?

4. What does Lindsay thing about the Brandt and the DeGeorge murders?

5. Who hands Lindsay's case files to the FBI?

Short Essay Questions

1. What convinces Lindsay that Jenks is innocent?

2. What does Jill tell Jenks as she is questioning him?

3. Why is Lindsay's recollection that Jenks is left-handed important?

4. What does the woman in the mirror tell herself, after Jenks is arrested and arraigned, as she takes off her makeup?

5. Why does Lindsay's doctor want to treat her with blood transfusions?

6. What happens to Lindsay when she goes back to the Brandts hotel room for the second time?

7. What kind of couple are David and Melanie Brandt?

8. What is Lindsay Boxer doing in the Prologue?

9. What does Lindsay learn about Jenks by looking at his picture on the back of one of his books?

10. How does Raleigh react to the DeGeorge murders?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze at least three aspects of "1st to Die" that makes the novel believable as well as what literary devices Patterson uses to create that level of believability OR analyze at least three aspects of "1st to Die" that makes the novel unbelievable as well as what literary devices Patterson does not use effectively to create a level of believability in the story.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast two characters of your choosing from the Women's Murder Club, making sure to use direct evidence and examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

Describe at least four features of Nicholas Jenks and how those features fulfill the traditional, literary requirements of a villain.

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