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 Jane say that she is seeking from Trevor?

2. What profession does Eve think Trevor looks like he should have?

3. Where has Aldo injured Toby when Jane finds him?

4. Why does Joe believe Aldo is killing the women out of state?

5. Where is Jane when Trevor arrives to the house for the first time?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Jane see when she wades out of the lake and arrives at the attack site?

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

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

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

7. Why does Trevor call Bartlett after he goes missing from the hotel?

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

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

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

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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