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 were Jenks and Chessy married?

2. Who makes the arrest of Nicholas with Lindsay?

3. What important information does Jill discover about the urine left at the Brandt crime scene?

4. What is Jenks' first reaction to being question about Kathy?

5. What does Raleigh tell Lindsay about a police call to Jenks' house several years ago?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Lindsay take down Chessy and Jenks?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze at least three literary techniques Patterson uses to make one character of your choosing from the Women's Murder Club very likable OR very unlikable to the reader.

Essay Topic 2

Write a well-reasoned argument paper discussing how Lindsay's illness, Negli's Aplastic Anemia, functions as its own unique character in "1st to Die." Make sure to use direct evidence from the text to support your strong thesis statement.

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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