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 Jenks say about his whereabouts during the Voskhul murders?

2. What does Raleigh tell Lindsay he has discovered about Jenks' gun?

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

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

5. After Jenks is arrested, what does Lindsay's doctor tell her about her red cell count?

Short Essay Questions

1. What convinces Lindsay that Jenks is innocent?

2. How does Lindsay take down Chessy and Jenks?

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

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

5. What does Lindsay's doctor tell her about her health after Jenks is arrested?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss at least three ways that the violence and/or murder scenes in "1st to Die" are gratuitously violent and why such violence takes away from the plot and/or rest of the text.

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

Describe at least three things that Patterson is able to do with the character of Lindsay because she is a woman AND at least three things he is *not* able to do with her because she is a woman.

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