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. In what country was Trevor born?

2. Besides the state that Janis' body was found in, what other state harbors a body that could be tied to Aldo after he leaves Georgia?

3. Which of the following is NOT a volcano that the ash found at the murder sites could have come from?

4. Besides statues of Cira, what else was stored in the tunnel that Guido exploded?

5. What is the name of Cira's husband?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who is Carrie Brockman?

3. What happens when Trevor wakes Jane up after she has fallen asleep on the porch swing?

4. In Jane's dream, what did Julius ask of Antonio, and what was his reaction?

5. What does Trevor acknowledge to himself after he begins watching Jane from the woods?

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

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

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

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

10. What connection does Jane begin to see between Trevor and Antonio?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Both Guido and Aldo spent their lives obsessed with Cira. Explain the obsession that both men had with this woman, and how that obsession affected their lives.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

It becomes clear to the reader that Cira plays a large role in shaping the serial killer, Aldo. Explain who Cira is and why Aldo has such an unquenchable obsession with her.

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