1st to Die: A Novel Test | Final 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. Whom does Lindsay finally convince to tell her the name of Kathy's abusive ex-boyfriend?

2. Which family member won't give the name of Kathy's abusive ex-boyfriend?

3. Who wants to indict Jenks just as Lindsay is getting ready to do so as well?

4. What keeps Lindsay from telling Raleigh about her illness the first time she tries to do so?

5. What does Jenks insist as he is being questioned by Jill and Lindsay?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Lindsay want to meet with Claire and Cindy when she returns from Cleveland?

2. How does Lindsay start to feel about her illness after her doctor mentions she might need a bone marrow transplant?

3. What happens to Lindsay when Jenks threatens her during questioning?

4. Why does the fact that Cleveland wants to indict Jenks mean for Lindsay?

5. What was especially cruel about Jenks leaving Joanna?

6. What does Raleigh do when he and Lindsay arrive at Joanna's apartment after Jenks has escaped?

7. Why is Nicholas Jenks' red beard significant to Lindsay?

8. When Lindsay arrives at the Palace of Fine Arts, what does she find?

9. What does Jacobi learn about Nicholas Jenks just as he is emerging as a suspect?

10. Why does Jill assure Lindsay of the first time they meet to discuss the case?

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

Discuss at least three challenges an author such as Patterson faces when discussing technology or forensic science in a novel. Make sure to use at least three examples from "1st to Die" to support your position.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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