Defending Jacob Test | Final Test - Hard

William Landay
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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 noise is happening the night before the start of Jacob's trial that makes it impossible for Laurie to sleep?

2. Jacob reports that about what percent of online talk focused on him is positive after the trial starts?

3. What is NOT mentioned by Sarah as something Ben had been teasing Jacob about in the months prior to Ben's murder?

4. How long after the adjournment of court one day does Dr. Vogel meet with Jacob's parents to deliver her psychiatric diagnoses of Jacob?

5. Who is the first witness called during Jacob's trial?

Short Essay Questions

1. Once Andy agrees to provide Dr. Vogel with the item she requests, what new task does she put in front of Andy?

2. In what ways do classmates of Jacob's express to Andy their thoughts about Jacob's true nature?

3. What is Duffy's answer when Neal asks whether he and Andy are still close friends?

4. How does Dr. Vogel's psychiatric report use allusion to outline her final findings?

5. When Andy loses his temper while testifying in front of the grand jury, Neal uses the episode as a way to comment on Andy's relationship with control. What does Neal say?

6. What does Jacob's iPod Touch symbolize?

7. What is the outcome of Dr. Vogel's DNA tests?

8. How does Andy characterize his friend Duffy's level of honesty?

9. How does Andy get Patz's attention when he wants to talk to Patz?

10. Who wins the battle between Neal and Duffy within Chapter 30?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In what ways does the author deliberately mislead the reader during particular parts of the novel Defending Jacob and for what purposes?

Essay Topic 2

What is the function of Laurie's character within the narrative and what goals does her character help the author to fulfill?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the author's use of recurring dreams and visions throughout the novel and how this motif connects to the genres of the crime novel and the literary thriller.

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