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. What does Christy Lollack do for a living?

2. As Joe is dropping off Trevor to the hotel, who does he get an urgent phone call from?

3. Why was Jane's photograph in the newspaper?

4. Who does Aldo believe has the most control of the conversation happening on the porch?

5. Where does Bartlett agree to meet Trevor?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Mark Trevor reach out and contact Christy Lollack?

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

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

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

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

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

8. What does Bonnie say to Eve during her visit by the lake?

9. What do Jane and Trevor discuss during their secret meeting in the woods?

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

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

Bartlett proves to be a perfect foil for Trevor in the pursuit of Aldo. Compare / contrast the personalities of the two men in the novel, and explain why they proved to be perfect partners when working together.

Essay Topic 3

Many of Aldo's problems stemmed from his disturbed childhood. Write a brief timeline of events that happened in Aldo's childhood, and explain how that childhood led him to an obsession with Cira and the women who look like her.

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