Along Came a Spider Test | 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. How old is the boy who kidnaps the Lindbergh baby?

2. Where does Gary take the kids in his van?

3. Who does Gary's wife say was abusive in his family?

4. What does Gary's wife's brother bring for their daughter?

5. When Gary is told about the money he owes his latest job, what does he fantasize about doing?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Cross see when he gets to the murder scene in Langley Terrace?

2. What has happened to the claims, over the years, that Hauptmann wasn't the real kidnapper in the Lindbergh kidnapping?

3. What is the Lindbergh kidnapping?

4. Why did Cross save Soneji from being shot to death by the sharpshooters?

5. What does Cross find when he arrives, the first time, to interview Soneji at Lorton Federal Prison in Virginia?

6. When Marty tells Gary and Missy that Gary owes Marty's company thousands of dollars, what is Gary thinking about?

7. When Maggie is underground and a bright light appears, what does she do?

8. What proves to the police that the location in Maryland is where Maggie and Michael were held?

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

10. What is Gary going to use Ms. Kim to do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare the relationship between Cross and his partner to the relationship that Jezzie has with her agents. In what ways are these relationships similar? In what ways do the relationships reflect the main characters? Support your answer with examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

Compare the kidnapping of Maggie Rose to the Lindbergh kidnapping. How are they similar and different? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Based on the entire novel, why do you think the author chose Jezzie to narrate the introductory material? What purpose would this serve? Would any other character have been more effective? How would using a different character alter the reader's perception of the story? Use specific examples from the text to support your answer.

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