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. Who is Linday's original police partner?

2. What is the name of the hotel room the first murdered couple is found in?

3. What does Lindsay's doctor advise her to do when he gives her the diagnosis?

4. Who does Lindsay first tell about her illness?

5. What clothing items is Jacobi trying to trace down for Lindsay?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Jill a good addition to the Women's Murder Club?

2. What is Lindsay Boxer doing in the Prologue?

3. Why must Lindsay be careful in her initial investigation of Nicholas Jenks?

4. What is Melanie Brandt doing when the murderer enters her hotel room?

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

6. What convinces Lindsay that Jenks is innocent?

7. How does Gerald Brandt's respond to Lindsay's call about his business dealings after the story hits the paper?

8. Why does Lindsay insist to Raleigh, while they are in Cleveland, that the killer had to have known Kathy?

9. What two aspects of the Brandt crime scene does Lindsay notice that later become important for the case?

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

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

Discuss at least five reasons why the Women's Murder Club could OR could not work in real life. Make sure to use examples from "1st to Die" to support your position.

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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