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 did Cira's husband build in honor of his wife?

2. Why was Trevor arrested in a casino?

3. How old was Mike, the boy that Jane stole food for as a child?

4. When Jane realizes that Toby is missing, what does she hear coming from the woods?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Aldo lure Jane into the woods on the night of the attack?

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

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

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

5. How does Joe know that Mark Trevor has been lying to him?

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

7. What does Jane worry about as the number of Aldo's victims continues to increase?

8. What does Joe believe Aldo is doing in the hopes of throwing the police off his scent?

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

10. What does Jane learn about Cira's relationship with Antonio from her recurring dream?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Fire proves to be an important thematic element in the novel. Choose two examples of times when fire was a present force in the scenes, and explain what fire symbolized in the plot between Trevor, Jane, and Aldo.

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

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.

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