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 romantic act do Raleigh and Lindsay do after a casual meal?

2. Who is Linday's original police partner?

3. Why does Lindsay drive back to San Francisco with Claire?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What kind of illness is Lindsay diagnosed with?

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

3. What is Chris Raleigh's job before he is introduced on the Bride and Groom case?

4. What is the situation with the security cameras at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

5. What is the purpose of the Women's Murder Club?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss at least three reasons why "1st to Die" could be classified in a genre other than murder mystery, making sure to use specific examples from the text to support your position.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss why it was necessary for Raleigh to die in "1st to Die." Make sure to discuss what effect his death has on the text in general and on Lindsay in particular -- and why those consequences were necessary for the story.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss how Patterson portrays authority figures in "1st to Die," making sure to use at least three specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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