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. Who makes the arrest of Nicholas with Lindsay?

2. Whom does Cindy ask for a copy of Jenks's old novel?

3. What clothing item does CSU find in Jenks' house?

4. How does Raleigh feel about Lindsay's idea that they have the wrong killer?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Raleigh try to convince Lindsay of after she nearly faints when discussing whether they have arrested the right person?

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

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

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

5. What does the woman in the mirror tell herself, after Jenks is arrested and arraigned, as she takes off her makeup?

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

7. Why are Lindsay and Raleigh unable to get a good look at the man on the museum security tapes?

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

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

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

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

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

Choose at least one female character from "1st to Die" and discuss at least three ways she goes against traditional gender stereotypes of someone like her.

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