Blind Alley 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. Where does Eve leave the reconstructed skull so that Jane cannot get at it?

2. Which of the following describes Aldo's hair?

3. How does Joe respond to the theories Trevor presents about the serial killer while they are outside the hotel?

4. Which of the following is NOT one of the things that concerns Jane on a daily basis?

5. What does Jane say that she is seeking from Trevor?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jane see when she wades out of the lake and arrives at the attack site?

2. What does Trevor say happened on the day that he broke his leg?

3. What does Eve learn about Caroline Halliburton from the detective named Christy?

4. How does Jane begin to search for more information about Cira and Herculaneum?

5. What does Aldo think when he watches Eve and Jane discussing Jane's dreams on the front porch?

6. How does Jane help Trevor out of the woods, and what is her family's response?

7. What does Eve believe may be happening during Jane's recurring dreams of being chased?

8. What new information does Christy uncover about Trevor?

9. How does Eve respond to Trevor when he first arrives to their house?

10. How does Jane rationalize the fact that Trevor chose not to inform the family of the danger she might be in?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There were many murders that took place in the course of the novel. Explain the characteristics of the murders and why the police believed that they were tracking a serial killer rather than different murderers for the crimes.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the text of the novel, Jane burgeons on an inappropriate relationship with the detective, Trevor. Explain what each character, both Jane and Trevor, stood to gain from this personal relationship, and then explain why Jane's parents, and others, found the relationship inappropriate.

Essay Topic 3

In the novel, Jane is seventeen years old and just beginning to realize her own sexuality. Compare / contrast the worries that Jane has about men in the beginning of the novel and the end of the novel. Then explain how Jane's relationship with Trevor prompted her emotional and romantic transition from girlhood to womanhood.

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