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 Lindsay learn about her health after she starts to suspect Joanna?

2. What does Jenks claim about being innocent to Lindsay, after he has been arraigned?

3. Why does Jenks become angry with Chessy?

4. When do Lindsay and Raleigh finally end up sleeping together?

5. How does Lindsay respond to Jenks' initial claims to innocence?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Jill tell Jenks as she is questioning him?

5. What was especially cruel about Jenks leaving Joanna?

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

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

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

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

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 three different literary techniques Patterson uses to create tension in "1st to Die."

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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