'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 kind of job did Bailey hold during the years he was the run?

2. What does Kinsey notice about the hot tubs at the spa she visited after Bailey's escape?

3. How does Kinsey express her anger with Royce?

4. After talking to Ann about her parents, where does Kinsey go hoping to find Shana Timberlake?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Kinsey heads to San Luis Obispo. Who does she go to see there? How is she received at his office? What surprising detail does he tell her at the end of their visit?

2. While at the high school, who does Kinsey talk to and what is the result?

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

4. Where does the Fowler family live? List the three family members who live there and briefly describe each one.

5. How do Ann Fowler and her mother get along? In Chapter 3, how do we know that Ori might be racist?

6. After Royce is taken to the hospital, Kinsey has tea with Ann and finds out about her unhappy childhood. When Kinsey goes to her room for the night, what does she discover? How is the situation handled?

7. 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?

8. After Kinsey returns home from her first meeting with Royce Fowler, what does she do to find out more about Bailey Fowler and Jean Timberlake? What does she learn about Bailey?

9. After returning from her visit with Shana, Kinsey has dinner with the Fowlers. What dramatic events happen?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define the genre of mystery novel in fictional writing. List four elements that make up the typical mystery novel. Using examples, show how F is for Fugitive is typical of a mystery novel. Give two examples of how another novel in the same genre could differ from the structure or elements that Sue Grafton, the author, used.

Essay Topic 2

Rising action in a story or novel leads up to the climax. It is usually composed of conflict of some sort that will ultimately lead to a climax in the story. List five examples where Grafton introduces conflict into the rising action to lead the story to a climax.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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