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. What does Cindy do at Women's Murder Club when she hears about the novel Jenks wrote?

2. Whom does Cindy show the photo of Kathy and Nicholas?

3. Whose houses does Lindsay send a Jacobi and another police offer to watch over after Jenks escapes?

4. Why does Lindsay visit with her doctor once she returns to San Francisco?

5. What key information does Claire tell Lindsay about something CSU found at Jenks' house?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jill share with the Women's Murder Club about her own experience with illness?

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

3. What convinces Lindsay that Jenks is innocent?

4. What does Jill tell Lindsay and Raleigh the first time they come to visit her about the murder cases?

5. What does Lindsay learn about Jenks by looking at his picture on the back of one of his books?

6. Why does Lindsay think that Joanna might be the real killer?

7. How does the Women's Murder Club react to Lindsay's suggestion that she has arrested the wrong man?

8. How does Lindsay take down Chessy and Jenks?

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

10. Why does Lindsay think the killer, Chessy, is headed to the Palace of Fine Arts?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

Discuss at least three literary devices that Patterson uses to help the reader better understand at least one character of your choosing. Use direct quotations and/or examples from the text to support your position.

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