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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who awakens Cross at the beginning of Chapter 2?
(b) John Sampson.
(c) Sam Johnson.
2. Who is the first victim of Jack and Jill?
(a) The elementary school principal.
(b) Senator Daniel Fitzpatrick.
(c) The President.
(d) A DC socialite.
3. Which case is Cross instructed to focus on after the death of the chased suspect?
(a) The death of an unknown woman.
(b) The death of the chased suspect.
(c) The death of the senator.
(d) The death of the little girl.
4. What happens while Cross and his partner are chasing their suspect on one side of town?
(a) The real killer makes another attempt across town.
(b) A killer ransacks Cross' house.
(c) Cross loses a shoe.
(d) The department is planning to fire them.
5. What is Cross' official job?
(a) Secret Service protection.
(b) Patrol officer.
(c) Homicide investigator.
(d) Fingerprint expert.
Short Answer Questions
1. How do Jack and Jill select their next victim?
2. What is Kevin Hawkins' illegal role in the book?
3. Who pushes Cross at the crime seen where Natalie Sheehan was killed?
4. Who searches the crime scene where Natalie Sheehan was killed?
5. How do Jack and Jill kill their first victim?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the first lead that investigators follow in the Truth School killings, and why does it seem like a good place to begin investigating?
2. What is important about the age and gender of the first Truth School victim?
3. Why does the investigator work the Truth School murder case in his spare time? Who encourages him to do so?
4. What element is missing from the Jack and Jill murders that the investigator has seen in other serial killings? What leads the investigator to this conclusion?
5. What information does the investigator learn at his first White House task force meeting that is key to his investigation?
6. Is the first murder by the Truth School killer as calculated as the first Jack and Jill murder? Why or why not?
7. What happens when investigators approach a man who is known as Chop-it-off-Charlie, and why does this seem to be an admission of guilt?
8. Why aren't the Truth School killings a priority for the law enforcement agency? What does this seem to say about the police department?
9. What actually kills the victim in Kevin Hawkins' first attack? What does this foreshadow?
10. What clue is intentionally left behind at the first Jack and Jill murder scene, and what role does it seem to play in the case?
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