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Mid-Book 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, of Maggie's, was found with Vivian's body?

2. Where is the black family murdered that Cross goes to investigate?

3. What is the name of the accused kidnapper in the trial of the Lindbergh baby?

4. What year does the Lindbergh kidnapping occur?

5. How long does Soneji think the anesthetic will keep the children unconscious?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Cross' research in the kidnapper's apartment suggest?

2. Why is Cross drawn to the boy at the murder scene in Langley Terrace?

3. Why is it important, during the hypnosis in the courtroom, that Murphy remembers Soneji becoming angry and damaging Michael's body?

4. What does Jezzie reveal when Cross takes her to a deserted island for the second time?

5. What is one of Soneji's revelations to Cross when Cross goes back to see him after his conviction?

6. What causes Jezzie to cry for the first time, while she is at the Maryland farm?

7. What is Devine pressuring Jezzie to do?

8. How does Soneji escape from prison?

9. Why does Maggie Rose feel she is in the spotlight?

10. Why does Soneji go after Devine to get the ransom money?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How does Cross show strength and determination when dealing with Soneji before, during, and after his trial? What other characteristics does Cross strongly portray throughout the trial? Did you learn anything about his character during the trial? Cite examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

How is the theme of trust evident throughout the story? Which character is the most trustworthy and why? Which character is the least trustworthy and why? Does your opinion of any character's trustworthiness change throughout the novel? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Compare the character of Jezzie before her last trip to the Islands with Cross and after the trip. In what ways is the character the same and different? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

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