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. Where does Nicholas Jenks lives when Lindsay first learns about him?

2. What does Jenks' old agent tell Lindsay?

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

4. What food item does CSU find in Jenks' house?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What does Jenks say when confronted with the photograph of him and Kathy together?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Analyze at least three aspects of "1st to Die" that makes the novel believable as well as what literary devices Patterson uses to create that level of believability OR analyze at least three aspects of "1st to Die" that makes the novel unbelievable as well as what literary devices Patterson does not use effectively to create a level of believability in the story.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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