Along Came a Spider 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. From what type of paper was the reporter who got a picture of Jezzie and Cross at a hotel?

2. Where does Devine tell Cross the information he wants is located?

3. What does the defense attorney suggest Cross do, in the courtroom, to Murphy?

4. How long was Maggie warned she will be in darkness if she runs away?

5. Who does Cross ask for permission to hypnotize Murphy?

Short Essay Questions

1. After the investigation is closed and Cross receives a call from Soneji, what does Soneji want?

2. How does Soneji escape from prison?

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

4. Why does Soneji go to the White House?

5. What reinforces the suggestion that Soneji has had a partner in his deeds?

6. What does Cross refuse to do on the witness stand?

7. What is Devine pressuring Jezzie to do?

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

9. Why is Jezzie sentenced to death?

10. How does Cross use the press?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

How does justice appear as a theme in the story? Is justice served in the end? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

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