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

2. What is Aldo's last name?

3. What part of Ruth's case is Trevor obsessed with?

4. Who stops Jane on her way into the woods to ask if everything is okay?

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. During their second phone call, what information about Trevor's childhood does Christy reveal?

3. How does Trevor rationalize the obsession that Aldo has for Cira?

4. How does Jane respond to the news that she must stay under police surveillance?

5. What do Joe and Eve discuss when they realize the resemblance Jane has to Ruth?

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

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

8. How do Jane and Eve respond to the news that Trevor has gone missing?

9. What does Aldo's encounter with Janis the prostitute lead detectives to believe?

10. After Aldo skips town, what interesting occurence happens in Eve's house, and how do she and Jane rationalize it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jane's dreams function to draw her closer to the killer. Describe the recurring dream that Jane has throughout the novel, and explain what it means when she gradually gains control over the information in the dreams.

Essay Topic 2

Eve spends a majority of the novel struggling with her role as a mother in both Bonnie and Jane's lives. Explain why Eve questioned her ability to be a good mother to her daughters, and then explain how she used Jane's situation to gain more confidence in her mothering abilities.

Essay Topic 3

All three of the main female characters in this novel, Eve, Jane, and Cira, have trust issues with the men in their lives. Compare / contrast the relationships between these three women and their men, and then explain how trust has become an issue in each of the relationships.

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