'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 someone tell Kinsey about Tap's last night alive?

2. After meeting Oribelle and Ann for the first time at the motel, where does Kinsey go?

3. How does Kinsey express her anger with Royce?

4. Ann Fowler tells Kinsey she is on a leave of absence from her job. What is her job?

5. Where do Royce Fowler and his wife live?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Kinsey goes to the Eucalyptus Mineral Springs Hotel spa for the first time, what does she observe there? Who owns the hotel?

2. 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?

3. 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?

4. Who joined Kinsey and Pearl in the bar and what did Kinsey learn from him? What happens at the end of the conversation?

5. 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?

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define what is meant by "style" in writing. Discuss what kind of style is used in traditional nonfiction, novels, and creative nonfiction. Which style was used in the writing of F is for Fugitive? Support your answer with four examples.

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

Ann Fowler is presented as an antagonist in F is for Fugitive. Why did the author choose to keep this hidden from the reader until very near the end of the novel? Explain how the author presents Ann in a negative light, giving four examples. Choose one example that might give the reader a hint of Ann's role in the novel?

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