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 jewelry is missing from the DeGeorge's bodies?

2. Where does Phillip Campbell stay for his out-of-town wedding?

3. Why does Kathy join James in the bathroom.

4. Who does Lindsay request speaks to the groom's family?

5. How close is Lindsay to her family?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Raleigh react to the DeGeorge murders?

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

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

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

5. How does Cindy sneak her way into the hotel where the Brandts have been murdered?

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

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

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

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

10. What in particular disturbs Lindsay about the Brandt murder scene?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze at least three literary techniques Patterson uses to make one character of your choosing from the Women's Murder Club very likable OR very unlikable to the reader.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss how the Brandt murder scene 1) sets the tone for the rest of the novel and 2) introduces at least three key facts about Lindsay that are important throughout the rest of the text. Make sure to use direct quotations and evidence from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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