'F' Is for Fugitive: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery 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 Shana deny to Kinsey concerning Jean?

2. Kinsey speaks to a large blond woman the first time she visits the spa. Who was this woman?

3. The evening of her angry confrontation with Royce, Kinsey has tea with Ann. What does Ann tell her about her childhood?

4. After talking to Kinsey, Tap leaves to go to the bathroom. What happens after that?

5. When Kinsey returns to the Fowler's motel, what does Ann tell her about her parents?

Short Essay Questions

1. KInsey finally gets to talk to Shana about Jean. What does she find out?

2. After losing her phone connection with Bailey, who calls Kinsey? What is the result of this call?

3. Bailey calls Kinsey in her new motel room. What do they talk about? What happens at the end of the conversation?

4. After visiting the Eucalyptus Mineral Springs spa, Kinsey returns to the pool hall. What does she find out what happened to Tap after their conversation the night before?

5. What were the circumstances of Bailey Fowler's arrest in Los Angeles a few weeks before Kinsey is hired?

6. In Chapter 10, Kinsey visits with one of Jean's old classmates. Who was it and what did she find out?

7. Kinsey goes to the local high school to try to find out more about Jean Timberlake. How does she do this and what does she find out?

8. Kinsey goes to the local bar and sits with the owner, Curtis Pearl, known as Pearl, who tells her something about the night of Jean's death. What does he tell her?

9. What events happen in the courtroom soon after everyone is waiting for Bailey's case to be called?

10. Who is Henry Pitts and how does Kinsey feel about him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Conflict is a common element of writing, in both fiction and nonfiction. Why is conflict so often used in narratives? How can it help move a story along? Give four examples where conflict in F is for Fugitive occurs and how it helps explain the relationship between Kinsey and other characters.

Essay Topic 2

F is for Fugitive is a first person narrative, told from private investigator Kinsey Millhone's point-of-view. Briefly explain how the first person narrative is effective and how it is limited. Give four specific examples that show how the story is effective told from Kinsey's point of view, and how our vicarious experience of them is enhanced.

Essay Topic 3

The protagonist of a story is not always portrayed in a positive light. In many novels, the protagonist makes a change or comes to a realization about some aspect of their life. Kinsey, although an adult, still grapples with personal issues that often make her question her life. The role of the protagonist is portrayed in F is for Fugitive in both a positive and negative light. Give at least three examples from the novel that characterize Kinsey in both these lights and analyze her behavior in the novel that show her as a protagonist that is not perfect.

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