'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 Bailey's lawyer do while Kinsey talks to him?

2. Jean was pregnant at the time of her death. What did Bailey tell Kinsey about the father of Jean's child?

3. Why does Kinsey feel uneasy about Henry Pitts?

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

5. When Kinsey asks the wife of the owner of the spa about Jean Timberlake, what is her response?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. What happened at the motel after Bailey escaped from the courtroom?

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

5. After visiting Bailey in jail, Kinsey returns to the motel and has a glass of wine with his sister, Ann. What does Ann tell Kinsey about her parents' early life? What are Ann's views on Jean's death?

6. 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?

7. 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?

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

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

10. Kinsey finally gets a chance to meet Shana Timberlake, Jean's mother. Where does she meet her and what are the circumstances?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

State the theme of F is for Fugitive. How is the theme of the story reflected in the conflicts Kinsey Millhone's experiences as she works on her case? Give four examples with an explanation for each one.

Essay Topic 3

Explain how dialogue in fiction serves as a device to enhance:

(1) exposition

(2) characterization

(3) foreshadowing

(4) resolution.

Give one example from F is for Fugitive that illustrates each of these elements.

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