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. How do Claire and Lindsay greet each other when they first meet in the novel?

2. When the novel opens, who does Lindsay consider the most important person in her life?

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

4. What does the limo driver encourage the DeGeorges to do?

5. What romantic act do Raleigh and Lindsay do after a casual meal?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What makes people realized that the DeGeorges are missing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a well-reasoned argument paper discussing how Lindsay's illness, Negli's Aplastic Anemia, functions as its own unique character in "1st to Die." Make sure to use direct evidence from the text to support your strong thesis statement.

Essay Topic 2

Describe at least three things that Patterson is able to do with the character of Lindsay because she is a woman AND at least three things he is *not* able to do with her because she is a woman.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Lindsay and Raleigh either as lovers OR as police detectives.

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