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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. Who does Phillip Campbell meet in the airport?

2. Whom does Lindsay invite to join her and Claire for drinks after discussing the DeGeorges?

3. Where are the DeGeorges bodies found?

4. Where does Cindy follow Lindsay the first time they meet?

5. On what floor is the Brandt crime scene?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Phillip Campbell react when he walks by the crowd gathering outside of the hotel where the Brandts have been found murdered?

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

4. What is the reader supposed to assume about the strange man watching Becky Passeneu at Saks?

5. What kind of illness is Lindsay diagnosed with?

6. What is Lindsay thinking about as she waits to see her doctor for the first time?

7. What is Lindsay Boxer doing in the Prologue?

8. What does Kathy Voskuhl's family tell Lindsay about an old boyfriend of hers?

9. What is Lindsay doing when she learns that the DeGeorges have been murdered?

10. What does Lindsay learn about Kathy Voskuhl's life before she got married?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss at least three challenges an author such as Patterson faces when discussing technology or forensic science in a novel. Make sure to use at least three examples from "1st to Die" to support your position.

Essay Topic 2

Although the novel seems to conclude with all of the loose ends being tied up, the reader learns from the Prologue that Lindsay is extremely depressed by the time the story ends. Discuss what three things most contribute to Lindsay's unhappiness and why Patterson may have chosen to have his strong, intelligent protagonist so unhappy at the novel's conclusion.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss at least three ways that the violence and/or murder scenes in "1st to Die" are gratuitously violent and why such violence takes away from the plot and/or rest of the text.

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