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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. Who believes Alex is apologizing for her altercation?
2. Who believes that Jed is still a suspect even though Alex believes that he wouldn't have killed Isabella?
3. Who does Alex leave to join for dinner when she sees Jed?
4. David's gift to Alex contains information on what?
5. Who calls Alex at the office, assuring her that he is not a killer?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Alex's interaction with Jed in the car.
2. What happens when Alex goes to the police station for the rapist investigation?
3. What are the two clues that Mike shares with Alex about Jed?
4. How does Alex confront Jed?
5. What is Jed worried about with Alex?
6. What is Alex concerned that Jed's involvement with the case will do?
7. How does David prove that Cordelia is a fraud?
8. What does David reveal about Cordelia's knowledge of Isabella?
9. Describe Mickey.
10. How is Mike concerned for Alex's safety?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the detecting techniques of the four sleuths of Alex, Mike, Paul, and David; cover how they each approach the murder and whether their intuitions are correct. Who actually solves the murders and how?
Essay Topic 2
Foreshadowing is the use of hints or clues to suggest what will happen later in the story. The objective of this lesson is to discuss the use of foreshadowing in the book. Why does the author insert foreshadowing into the story? is it effective? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Both Alex and Mike are important characters.
Part 1) Compare Alex to Mike. How are these two characters similar and how are they different?
Part 2) What psychological purpose or insight does Alex offer? Elaborate on this.
Part 3) Alex offers to examine the past of the murder suspects. What is implied in this decision and how does it reveal that the murder motive is connected to the past of the murderer and not the present circumstances alone?
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