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 does Claire do for a living?

2. What is Becky buying at Saks Fifth Avenue?

3. What does Melanie Brandt's father do for a living?

4. What might have captured an image of the Voskuhls killer?

5. Where does Lindsay go jogging on a Sunday morning?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Lindsay react when she learns that her case files have been handed over to the FBI?

3. What causes Lindsay to cry at the end of Chapter 25?

4. What does Cindy say to Lindsay as she slips her her business card in the hotel bathroom?

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

6. Why does Lindsay agree to give Cindy the inside scoop on the DeGeorge murders?

7. What is Lindsay Boxer doing in the Prologue?

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

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

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

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 2

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 3

Analyze at least four different ways the story of "1st to Die" would change if the setting were in a rural, Midwestern town instead of San Francisco.

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