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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

What character's journey in the story most closely resembles the story of Maggie Rose and why? Cite examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

What role do children play in the story? Compare and contrast the roles of three children in the story.

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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