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. Who becomes the fourth member of the Women's Murder Club?

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

4. What weapon does CSU find in Jenks' house?

5. How does Chessy react to her husband's arrest?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was especially cruel about Jenks leaving Joanna?

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

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

4. How does Cindy learn that the San Francisco writers' guild has an old copy of Jenks' book?

5. Why must Lindsay be careful in her initial investigation of Nicholas Jenks?

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

7. What does Joanna say when Lindsay asks if Nicholas is capable of murder?

8. What does Joanna tell Lindsay about her relationship with Chessy?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Discuss at least five reasons why the Women's Murder Club could OR could not work in real life. Make sure to use examples from "1st to Die" to support your position.

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