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 has Aldo injured Toby when Jane finds him?

2. What does Trevor think will happen if he makes a mistake with Aldo?

3. Who is watching Jane approach Toby through the woods?

4. What does Jane say that she is seeking from Trevor?

5. When Joe returns to Trevor's hotel, where does he find him?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Jane rationalize the fact that Trevor chose not to inform the family of the danger she might be in?

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

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

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

6. Who is Cira?

7. What happens after Jane passes her driving test with flying colors?

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

9. How does Jane meet Antonio?

10. How does Aldo escape from the attack scene?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the novel, Jane is seventeen years old and just beginning to realize her own sexuality. Compare / contrast the worries that Jane has about men in the beginning of the novel and the end of the novel. Then explain how Jane's relationship with Trevor prompted her emotional and romantic transition from girlhood to womanhood.

Essay Topic 2

Many of the characters survive their lives by using altered or fake identities. Choose two characters in the novel and explain the false identities that they used, and how those identities allowed them to carry on with the unscrupulous lives they were living.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the novel, Jane struggles to trust Trevor, one of her only allies, just as Cira struggled to trust Antonio. Compare / contrast the lack of trust that both women had toward their men, and then explain how each of the women came to conquer her fears with trust.

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