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 is Aldo stabbed when Jane lunges toward her dog?

2. What does Jane accuse Trevor of chasing Aldo to receive?

3. What is missing from the woman's body when the detectives find her?

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

5. Why does Joe allow Eve to bury the bones of another girl, under the ruse that it is Bonnie?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Why is Eve concerned about Jane, and what is Joe's response to the concern?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Cira acts as the central figure for perfect femininity in the novel. Explain why Cira was so sought after, and how her image prompted men and women alike to become obsessed with her. Finally, explain why Cira's ultimate femininity led to her death and downfall.

Essay Topic 2

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.

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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