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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. What is Cross' son's name?
2. Who positively identifies the second student victim?
(a) The principal.
(b) Cross himself.
(c) The chief.
(d) Cross' son.
3. Who is Cross' physical conscience?
(a) Nana Mama.
(d) His partner.
4. What does Cross learn at the White House meeting?
(a) That the President has been killed.
(b) That the school principal is the President's daughter.
(c) That the President is cheating on his wife.
(d) That Jack and Jill called to tell the Secret Service about their next murder.
5. Which child awakens Cross in Chapter 15?
(a) His daughter.
(b) A vision of the dead girl.
(c) A neighbor's child.
(d) His son.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the reader know in Chapter 1 about the mindset of the child killer?
2. Who do Cross and his partner chase across a courtyard as they investigate the school killings?
3. Whose trail does the President easily shake when he sneaks out of the White House?
4. What happens while Cross and his partner are chasing their suspect on one side of town?
5. Who watches Cross and his son take a walk?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jack's killing of the general and his son show about his character?
2. What evidence leads to Jack's arrest and where do investigators arrest him?
3. Where is Roosevelt Military Academy located? Name two reasons it is important to this novel.
4. Discuss why Hawkins is so confident at Madison Square Garden.
5. Why is the general's son a threat to Jack?
6. What does the main investigator in this book like about the school principal? How does she bridge the gap between rich and poor?
7. According to Jack and Jill, what is their motive? What is similar about the first two Jack and Jill victims?
8. How does the investigator arrange a situation in which he could take down the Truth School killer? Explain this reasoning.
9. Who is the first Jack and Jill victim in this novel, and why is the first victim so important?
10. Which law enforcement agency employs the major investigator in this novel? Is he well-liked by his supervisor?
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